There are so many decisions to make when designing your hardwood floors that it can be overwhelming. We have talked about trends, wood species, the differences between solid hardwood and engineered wood floors and finishes in previous blogs. We want to add to that information and use a guide created by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to help focus on your choice.
Starting a new year has many people exercising, dieting and cleaning up their homes as a part of their New Years resolutions. We would like to provide some resolutions for maintaining your hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring is an investment that can last for many years and add value to your home. Below are things you can avoid and things that you should do.
Maintaining Wood Floors – Things to Avoid
There are may options to help your hardwood floor look new again. It can be as simple as a routine cleaning. The type of finish you have will dictate the clean-up procedures. Many times the dull look on your floor is using the wrong product to clean with or even how clean your mop or cloth is. Routine cleaning involves sweeping, dust mopping, or vacuuming using the bare floor setting to remove dust and dirt. Clean spills immediately with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Don’t use wet mops or steam mops, which will damage the finish or even the wood over long periods of time.
There are many good reasons to invest in a hardwood floors, but we have narrowed it down to four in this blog. The environmental benefit, health benefits, competitive benefit and durabilty benefits shown below tell why you should chose hardwood floors.
Wood floors are one of the rare building products that inherently showcase the natural beauty of the material itself, which is why wood has been used as a flooring material for centuries. One of the keys to ensuring a wood floor’s timeless beauty is having a fundamental understanding of the relationship between moisture and wood.