Tuesday, 17 April 2018
The following are some excellent tips for keeping today's hardwood flooring:
All hardwood floors irrespective of the way the flooring was finished must be correctly maintained to ensure the life and beauty of the floor.
Every floor must be dust mopped, vacuumed or swept with a soft bristle broom every day, or as frequently as required, to remove dust and grit from the surface. Walking on dirty or dusty floor is the fastest way to damage a finish. This will capture much of the harmful dirt before it reaches the hardwood floor. Shake out, vacuum or wash mats and rugs rugs frequently. Floor guards should be kept clean of grit and periodically replaced.
Keep high heels in good repairs. An unprotected suggestion will dent any hardwood flooring.
Kitchen floors experience the most traffic at a house. Shake out or vacuum regularly.
Finally, using a humidifier or dehumidifier in conjunction with a furnace or ac system to maintain relative humidity in the home in 30-50% will maintain the moisture in the timber and minimize cracks between the boards.
Urethane End Regular Cleaning
Use an alcohol based wood floor cleaner available at most hardware stores. NEVER wax or use oil
based cleanser onto a urethane finish. Don't generally wet a timber floor. When utilizing any wood flooring cleaner that involves mixing with water, follow mixing instructions precisely. A material wetted with water and squeezed dry may be used to wash up foodstuffs and other spills, given the area is buffed dry quickly. Heel or scuffmarks and stubborn stains can be removed by gently rubbing with a cloth and a wood floor cleaner.
Urethane finishes finally will show wear patterns from scratching. When high traffic places begin to seem dull it is time to recoat or restore the finish. Screening (mild sanding) and recoating with same end every 2-3 years can help to maintain your hardwood flooring for years to come. Make certain no oil soaps, and other "contaminates" are utilized on the floor, intentionally or otherwise.
In case you have concerns or questions about caring for your wood floors, phone us to determine how we could help.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017