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Maintenance Of Hardwood Flooring In The Home

Maintenance Of Hardwood Flooring In The Home

Posted in Wood Flooring Installation And Maintenance by Source on May 15th 2013
Having hardwood flooring can add an ethereal charm to your home. More and more people are opting for hardwood floors as their exceptional characteristics are often too great to be ignored in favour of a cheaper flooring option like carpet.

Aftercare Of Hardwood Flooring

In order to make an investment in hardwood flooring truly worthwhile, it is imperative you take great care in maintaining its great condition and appearance. While they are less susceptible to wear and tear due to their great durability, fairly regular cleaning should not be neglected. To maintain your hardwood flooring, have a semi-regular routine of sweeping it with a soft-bristled broom that will clear off as much surface dirt as possible. Scratches can appear on your floor if you allow dirt and dust to settle. Constant footfall can cause the debris to create mild scuffs and scratches if not removed. After sweeping you can gently mop the entire floor with a damp soft cloth or mop. You should avoid directly putting a lot of water on the surface as the excess liquid can warp and deteriorate the hardwood flooring. In addition, any cleaning solution you use should be quite mild. We recommend finding a solution that is specifically designed for hardwood floors.

Additional Advice On Maintaining & Repairing Real Wood Floors

Other tips to help keep your floor in good shape include having mats near the entrance point of doors and not wearing outdoor or hard soled shoes indoors. If you find any scratches in the wooden floor that are not too deep, they can be fixed in a number of ways:
  • If you a protective coating/finish on the hardwood floors then simply reapplying the coating will get rid of the surface scratch.
  • For minor scratches that penetrate the wood, you can use sandpaper to clear it up then apply a wax stick to blend the mark with the rest of the hardwood flooring.
  • For deep scratches and gauges, it is best if the wooden plank in question is professionally taken care of; either stripped, repaired or refinished.
At Source Wood Floors you can order a great range of real wood flooring and related flooring accessories at great value prices. Browse our website today or to make an enquiry please call 0845 602 1781


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