There are plenty of reasons to install wood flooring, easy maintenance being one of them. We will talk about the same in this blog. Sawgrass Floors provides wood flooring in Parkland, Weston, Davie, Plantation, Coral Springs, Broward.
Here are four tips for maintaining wooden floors:
- Regular Cleaning: Sweeping or vacuuming your wooden floors regularly is essential to remove dust, dirt, and debris. Use a soft-bristle broom or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to avoid scratching the surface. Avoid using excessive amounts of water as it can damage the wood. Instead, use a slightly damp mop or specialized hardwood floor cleaner for deeper cleaning
- Protect from Scratches: Preventing scratches is crucial for maintaining the beauty of wooden floors. Place doormats at entryways to trap dirt and prevent it from being dragged onto the floor. Felt or rubber pads should be attached to the bottom of furniture legs to prevent them from scratching the wood when moved. Avoid wearing shoes with high heels or sharp edges on wooden floors, as they can leave marks.
- Control Humidity Levels: Wood is sensitive to changes in humidity, which can cause it to expand or contract, leading to warping, cupping, or cracking. Maintain a consistent humidity level of around 40-55% in your home. Use a humidifier in dry conditions and a dehumidifier in humid conditions to regulate moisture levels. Avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight, as it can fade the color of the wood.
- Refinish when Necessary: Over time, wooden floors may show signs of wear and tear, including scratches, dullness, or discoloration. When this happens, consider refinishing the floor to restore its appearance. Sanding and refinishing the surface can remove scratches, stains, and imperfections. Follow manufacturer instructions or consult a professional to ensure the process is done correctly.
Remember, specific maintenance requirements may vary depending on the type of wood and finish used on your floors. It’s always a good idea to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or seek professional advice for the best practices specific to your wooden flooring. Please call us today.