Basic Hardwood Floor Care for Longevity
Your home or business’s hardwood flooring provides a durable, attractive surface for your daily activities. Of course, hardwood floors can also represent a significant financial investment in your property. Getting the most out of your investment means keeping it in good shape with great hardwood flooring care. When cared for properly, hardwood floors can provide service for the life of your property.
Taking the Fuss Out of Hardwood Flooring Care
Many home and business owners are intimidated by hardwood flooring care. However, keeping your hardwood floors in good shape doesn’t need to be difficult. By following three simple steps, you’ll be able to maintain the aesthetic beauty of your floors while ensuring that they provide for the longest use life possible.
If you have questions about the specific care needs of your hardwood flooring or need help picking out cleaning products, please call the experts at S&G Carpet and More today. We’ll be happy to help you understand hardwood flooring care.
The first step in maintaining the natural beauty of hardwood floors is to prevent scratches, stains and other problems from day one. To help minimize scratches, try placing throw rugs or mats at the entrances to rooms with hardwood flooring. Encourage your family members and guests to wipe their feet on the rugs so that dirt, sand and other debris doesn’t damage your flooring.
Use pads or cushions beneath furniture, table legs and chair legs. Avoid dragging furnishings across the floor. It’s also a good idea to place absorbent throw rugs in areas that are likely to see spills. Most homeowners benefit from placing throw rugs in front of sinks, ovens and other major appliances.
It’s also essential to avoid wet mopping wax-finished floors. Using a wet mop can cause discoloration or premature warping problems. Be sure to carefully follow all manufacturer care directions when cleaning and maintain your hardwood flooring.
Tackling Scratches and Stains
If your hardwood floors have become scratched or stained, you’ll need to determine how the flooring is finished before you can decide how to proceed with repairs. Floors that have been finished with wax or penetrating stains can be cleaned with specialty liquid wax cleaners much like are used for wood furniture. Be sure to follow cleaner directions carefully.
Polyurethane and other surface finishes can be cleaned with products designed especially for these types of finishes. The friendly team at S&G Carpet and More will be happy to help you find the right products to clean your surface-finished hardwood floors.
Creating a Clean Surface
Keeping your hardwood floors looking clean is as simple as using a dust mop or vacuum to remove dust, dirt and other debris. Wax sealed floors can be buffed back to a shine when needed. Surface-finished floors can be recoated with specialty products when they become dull.
If floors need to be stripped and refinished, it’s best to work with professionals who can determine the right course of action while protecting the value and beauty of your hardwood flooring.
Best Products For Hardwood Floor Care for Your Home or Office From S&G Carpets and More
At S&G Carpets and More we want to make sure your hardwood flooring lasts. That’s one of the reasons we have such a great warranty on all our hardwood flooring that comes standard. If you want some products and tips on how to get your hardwood floors clean and last longer, stop by your closest S&G Carpets Showroom today!
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