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Remember To Take Care Of Your Hardwood Floors

Updated on August 3, 2010

Hardwood flooring

Understanding The Basics Of Hardwood Floor Care

Take one look at a well kept solid hardwood floor and a sense of warmth and natural beauty fill the room. If you already own the hardwood floor, there is no doubt you'll learn it has a personality of its own. You'll be able to detect its unique visual harmonies. But all solid hardwood floors need care if you hope to keep the value of your investment. In this article, we will take a closer look at your hardwood floor so you get a better understanding for what to look for when assessing the condition of your hardwood floor. You will also learn some general, but specific tips for keeping your hardwood flooring clean and looking its best for years go come.

Hardwood floor inspection

Inspecting Your Hardwood Floor

Be sure to take notice of the coloring, and the patterns. If you look hard enough, you will find various colors and patterns within the hardwood floors strips or planks. You'll also be able to read the grain. Depending on your hardwood floor, it may be an oak with bold textures, or if it's maple wood or cherry wood, it might be a more timid grain. By analyzing these details, you understand your hardwood floor. When it comes to care tips, these are basic competencies to look for. Upon further inspection, check out the condition of the underlying wood. Also, how does the finish on your hardwood floor look? You are going to want to look for neglect, or specific spots that you'll want to repair or erase. Or maybe the surface of your hardwood floor has been well cared for and only needs light maintenance or a few touch ups. One of the great things about hardwood floors is that you can "wear it" in many different ways. There is a lot of diversity within textures, colors, patterns and styles. It really depends on the mood of the setting you're trying to create.

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Hardwood floors aren't difficult to clean.

Basic everyday cleaning activities are enough to prevent damage and protect the character of your hardwood floor. The first tip is to place floor mats at your entrance ways because hardwood floors. This helps to trap dirt and prevent damage caused by built up dirt which up acts as an abrasive. If you ever have a water spill, wipe it up. Standing water will warp your hardwood floor. Use cleaners that are made specifically for wood floors. No soaps. Bona Floor Care products are the industry standard for cleaning hardwood floors.

Don't drag your furniture on your hardwood floor. When you have to move furniture, pick it up. Using a felt contact under the legs will help prevent scratching. Finally, use blinds or drapes to prevent sun damage. Direct sun can discolor your hardwood floor.


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