Hardwood Care Tips & Maintenance
Once your new floor is installed, you’ll want to prevent scratches. Some scratches can be caused by simple household dust. You can prevent scratches caused by dust with the use of mats or rugs. Buy a good quality broom and sweep your new floor regularly to pick up grains of dirt, dust and other particles. A vacuum cleaner can be helpful in between planks and other hard to reach areas. Hardwood floors are durable, long lasting, and stood the test of time. Homes that are more than 100 years old can still have the original flooring if they have been cared for properly. They just need sweeping or vacuuming and an occasional cleaning with a wood floor cleaner. With a few simple steps and precautions, you can enjoy and preserve the original beauty of your floor for years to come.
Changes in humidity level can cause any hardwood floor to shrink or expand. in order to minimize such movement, it is important to maintain the humidity level in your home between 40% and 50%, through the use of appropriate humidity and ventilation systems. Do not use ammonia cleaners or oil soaps on a wood floor, as they will dull the finish and performance of your floor. Since wood naturally expands when it is wet, never wet mop or use excessive water to clean your floor. Large amounts of water can cause the wood to swell and may cause your floor to crack or splinter.
Liquid and spills
All liquids and spills should be wiped off as soon as they occur in order to prevent any possible damage to the flooring. You may consider using area rugs and other various types of flooring protection to prevent damage to susceptible areas such as around kitchen sinks, at doorways, or areas susceptible to high traffic.
Abrasive dirt such as sand, street dirt and cat litter can damage any hardwood floor. Protect your floor by using entrance mats and rugs. Regular cleaning or vacuuming of these rugs will prevent accumulation of dirt. Felt protectors under the legs of all pieces of furniture will prevent scratching damage.
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