PREVENTING AND MINIMIZING DAMAGE TO HARDWOOD FLOORING FROM IMPROPER CLEANING, NEGLECT AND POOR MAINTENANCE.
Hardwood flooring is a favorite choice in flooring among Sugar Land and Missouri City homeowners. Wood flooring adds so much value and beauty to a homeâ€™s interior. There are so many different types of wood flooring. If you haven’t spoken to a flooring professional, like one at Inspired Floors on Hwy 6 between Sugar Land in Missouri City, you should consider setting up an appointment so that you can make the right decision for your home and your budget.
Once you install hardwood floors in your home, it’s important to keep these tips and mind to properly care for your new beautiful flooring. These tips also are great even if you’ve had wood flooring in your home for quite some time. These steps include things to do and things to avoid damage your floors.
PROPER CARE FOR YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORING
Vacuum your wood floors on a regular basis
Run a soft bristle vacuum across your wood floors on a regular basis. Most vacuums come with this type of attachment. Vacuuming will keep rocks, other objects and small debris from scratching your floor when left there with regular foot traffic. Another idea is to place mats at the entry points to your wood floors and your home, so that people can wipe their feet before entering the hardwood floor areas. Some people also make all of their guests take off their shoes. Removing shoes is another way to lower the chance that your floors can get scratched or damaged as easily from regular foot traffic.
Avoid damp mopping your wood flooring
It’s best to use only what the manufacturer recommends as the proper chemicals to clean your wood floors. Remember that water and wood floors don’t make a good combination. Hopefully youâ€™ve had your wood flooring installed by a quality flooring company in Sugar Land or Missouri City, like Inspired Floors.
Be sure to clean up spills immediately.
Things happen. Slips and spills or almost inevitable in the living space. An important thing to remember is that if you do you spill something, clean it up immediately, or as quick as you can, to avoid any staining or permanent damage to your wood flooring. If a paper towel or damp cloth doesn’t do the trick, your wood flooring manufacturer should have some recommendations on treating more difficult spots to clean.