Hardwood floors define class, elegance and a touch of royalty. Along with hardwood floors, comes the responsibility of keeping them clean. The better care you take the longer your floor will maintain its original beauty. Deeper cleaning techniques vary depending on the installation and finishing of your hardwood floor. Professional products recommended by your flooring retailer can be used to remove tough stains and spills without dulling your floors.
Given below are few tips to take good care of your hardwood floor:
1- Use throw rugs both inside and outside your doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your floors. This will prevent scratching.
3- Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened towel.
4- Do not over wax your floor. If floors look dull try buffing instead of waxing.
5- Put sticker felt protectors under legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching. Replace these from time to time.
6- Do not move wooden furniture across the wooden floor lift it to avoid scratches.
7- For wood flooring in kitchen, keep rugs near the kitchen sink.
8- Take special care during winter by using a humidifier to minimize gaps and cracks.
9- Do not use floor care products on wooden floors as they will harm it.
10- Use window treatments. Rotate area rugs and furniture regularly.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing– If after a period of time your hardwood floor looks dull, stained and scratched you can consider screening and re-coating. The result is a rejuvenated floor. You can try Sand Refinishing if the damage to your hardwood floor is severe. Protect your floor from color loss by shading your floors from harsh UV Rays of the sun. Protect your floors from scratching, pets, spills and standing water. Love your floors and your floors will love you back for a fairly long time.
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