Hardwood floors can enhance the appearance of your home with cost effective an aesthetic appeal. They are elegant, stylish, beautiful and long lasting. So we always prefer hardwood flooring to any other high end flooring material. Whether you want to have a traditional or contemporary look, hardwood flooring should be your first choice. Hardwood is suitable for all types of décor. It can create a truly comfortable and warm ambience. Because of it's durability, hardwood flooring can be used in any room, from your living room to bathroom. The advancement in technology helps wood sustain under moist conditions. However, choosing the right wood is extremely essential.
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Like any product in your home, your hardwood floor is not maintenance free. Preventative maintenance is most important for the long-term performance and lasting beauty of hardwood flooring. Here are some tips to help keep your floors looking beautiful for years.
Use rugs at exterior doors to help prevent sand and grit from being tracked in. Rugs should allow the floor to breathe. Avoid using rubber backed or non-ventilated rugs. You can use a nonslip rug made especially for hard surface flooring to help prevent rugs from moving. Install proper felt protectors on the legs of all furniture. Felt protectors should be cleaned periodically. Using felt protectors will eliminate your new floor from scratching. Vaccum, dust or sweep floors regularly. Using a dry Swiffer mop works well. When vacuuming turn off the beater bar on the vacuum. Use a hose wand with an upholstery attachment. Never wet-mop a hardwood floor. Excessive water will cause the wood to swell and cup. Food spills should be cleaned up in a timely manner using a damp rag. Do not use dusting products, oil soaps or other harsh cleaning products. Sunlight will change the color of your wood floor. Use draperies and window shades. During the change of the seasons your floor will expand and contract. Small cracks may appear during the heating season. In the summer months, floors may expand making cracks disappear. This movement is normal for a hardwood floor. Moisture or dryness can be controlled by the use of a dehumidifier or humidifier. Normal humidity levels for homes are 45% to 55% relative humidity.
Factors such as humidity and temperature may cause variations in the sheen of your floor finish. These variations will even out during the curing process. Your wood floor has to breathe properly to fully cure, avoid using area rugs or entrance mats until the finish has cured. Most finishes will be cured in about 4 to 5 days.
Hardwood floors are clean and easy to keep clean. They do not have the same dust build-up as other floor coverings, age beautifully and are pleasant to look at. Having hardwood floors in your home can also help clear up many allergies. They provide no hiding place for mites, animal hair or other allergy causing irritants. Hardwood flooring is a smart choice for a clean healthy home.
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