Caring for Hardwood Flooring

February 13, 2014

Hardwood flooring is undeniably beautiful, and relatively easy to care for. However, like everything else in the world, there is a little required to ensure your hardwood flooring stands the test of time and looks pristine doing so. If you have hardwood floors in your home, or are planning on installing hardwood floors, keep them healthy and happy with the following tips:

Area Rugs

Not only do area rugs protect your hardwood floors, but they also add a lot more to a room. With thousands of options, patterns, and colors, choosing an area rug to really bring your room together shouldn’t be too hard. Area rugs help prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked onto your hardwood floors, but also help prevent slippage as hardwood flooring can be quite slippery. Area rugs also help block sunlight from fading or discoloring your hardwood floors.

TLC

Tender loving care is important to help keep your floors in great condition. Damp mopping is recommended for most floors, but it’s always better to check with your flooring provider or the manufacturer themselves. Never use wax or oil based soaps on your hardwood floors. Abrasive cleaners should also always be avoided.

Temperature

Temperature control is extremely important to the integrity of your hardwood floors. It’s best to keep a humidifier in the room where the hardwood floors are, to protect the wood from warping or even shrinking.

Hardwood flooring is strong, durable, and beautiful. With proper care, your hardwood floors can last a lifetime and continuously look flawless.

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