Maintaining Hardwood Flooring
Properly maintained hardwood flooring can last a lifetime. And to add to the
floors are very easy to maintain. Just regular cleaning, keeping it swept and dry and
avoiding all the harsh elements is enough!
The first and the foremost prevention should be against moisture. Extra care should be
given in bathrooms, kitchens and any other wet rooms where spills can cause damage to
the hardwood flooring. Standing water must be cleaned and the flooring be dried almost
immediately. Any spill for an extended time can cause the floor to warp and the finish to
wear off. Always consult the terms and conditions of your hardwood flooring warranty,
especially in relation to where you intend to install it. Installations done in known high-
moisture areas can void warranties in some cases.
Wood finish is even easier to maintain these days. Today's high-end technology and
advancements in wood production enable a very tough and hard wearing finish on the
wood floors. Keeping door mats at the entrances keeps away grit, debris, and fragments
of glass. The rest can be done by rugs which prevent or minimize wear. These rugs must
be moved occasionally to provide oxygen and light exposure to the floors. It also allows
the floor to age evenly. Cork pads under the legs of your furniture help in preventing
A weekly process of cleaning hardwood floors can be done by vacuuming occasionally
with a soft brush attachment and moping twice a week with a damp mop. That's all that's
needed to clean these floors.
If you have hardwood flooring than you must also know that direct sunlight can discolor
the flooring and so curtains and blinds should be kept drawn to protect the color of your
Caring for hardwood flooring is equally important as making the choice of its installation
at your property. And it's surprisingly easy and hassle-free!