Hardwood Floor Care & Maintenance
This page contains a summary on hardwood floor care with links to more
specific information on each one. Maintaining any new or old hardwood floor
may have much to do with what style of hardwood floor and the activity level of
Likely to be the most discouraging thought from new owners are hardwood
flooring scratches. Folks, it's going to happen regardless. But there are
preventative measures that may be as simple as using area rugs and walk off
mats in strategic locations both inside and outside the home. If these don't
keep the grit at bay, other measures in the likes of using chair leg protectors
(also at the link above) keep grit from grinding into your hardwood floors.
Keeping Grit or Dirt At Bay
As far as periodic maintenance, many will agree the use of swiffers or vacuums
safe for hardwood floors work best for casual dirt or grit accumulation. New
gadgets come and go with the latest being the steam mop. We've found split
opinions on their use backed up with reasons why and why not. The choice is
Oh No. Let The Debates Roll On. Floor Cleaners
What type of hardwood floor cleaner is always hotly debated. Unfortunately
infomercials can cloud the judgment of many as manufacturers don't realize
most consumers fail to study the application procedures like they should.
Often, more is best turns into problems that could have been avoided.
We go further by arming you with basic information on moving furniture or
appliances over hardwood floors without causing damage. If you've found us
after the fact, some minor scratches can be taken care of easily while others?
Regrettably, some may require the use of a professional. More information can
be found on our page that speaks about all types of hardwood floor repairs.
Entertain a lot? While there's not much that will protect any hardwood floor
from high heels we have offered some alternatives on floor choices if you
haven't made that buying decision yet. The same is true with hardwood floors
and our lovable dogs.
Related to floor care can also include what's going on outside your house.
Outside you say…nah, let's get serious. Now you're adding fluff. Nope,
moisture problems are the second leading cause of problems with hardwood
floors. A simple survey of what's happening outside from time to time can be a
Another potential moisture issue is maintaining the relative humidity in your
home. For those in dry climates moisture humidification is recommended.
Others in colder winter climates, humidifiers within heating systems are
methods to keep your hardwood floors from showing gaps.
By following our tips and staying "ahead of problems" before they happen,
should keep you, your new floors, and the significant other at blissful peace.
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