Maintaining your luxury hardwood floors:
You have finally entered the grace period of having your hardwood floors completed in your home. However, a slight thought has now occupied your mind… how do I not damage my new hardwood flooring?
Don’t worry; we have all the solutions for you!
Maintaining hardwood flooring may seem like a high-maintenance job, but with a few simple tips and tricks, it is easy to maintain for your home. Below are ways to keep your hardwood flooring looking new for years to come!
Objects and Tools
Never mop your floor with a regular mop. Having too much water on your luxury hardwood floors will damage them in the long run. For buying options, we suggest choosing: Swiffer WetJet Hardwood Floor Cleaner. It has a fast-drying time to ensure your hardwood floors aren’t wet for long. As with any liquid-based cleaning method, you must disperse the Swiffer cleaning liquid in small squirts. Another mop is Bissell 1940 Power Fresh Steam Mop This is great for all surfaces, including hardwood and tile.
Having mats and carpets around your house will prevent your hardwood floors from any damage and scratches.
Avoid walking in heels around the house if you have hardwood floors. Heels can make a lot of dents and scratches.
Vacuums and brooms are a great way to clean off any dirt or debris on the hardwood floor. Make sure to get a vacuum without a beater bar or a power rotary brush, as these will make scratches.
Protectors on the bottoms of the chair legs are a great way to prevent the chairs from scratching and damaging your hardwood flooring. Felt furniture pads are great, so don’t be shy about using them underneath all your furniture.
Scratch no more
A hardwood-resistant finish, like Mercier hardwood flooring, would benefit you in the long run. The finish is scratch-resistant, easy to maintain, and flexible under impact.
Hickory and Hard Maple from Mercier hardwood are resistant and fall high on the hierarchy of very resistant wood.
Prevent Water Damage
IMPORTANT: Water and wood do not mix.
Hardwood floor damage by water is very common in most households. Over time leaving too much water on the floor damages your hardwood floors and can ruin them in the long haul. Hardwood floors are an organic product. When there is excess water on the hardwood, it can cause swelling and decay.
A few simple things to have in mind when it comes to water and luxury hardwood flooring:
If a glass of water or any water gets on your hardwood floors, it’s best to clean it up immediately to prevent any damage. Stagnant water soaked into the wood can cause splinters, cracks, and swell, which won’t be great. Better to clean up right away!
Having a kitchen mat, preferably in front of the sink, is good prevention and is easy to clean.
If you decide to clean your hardwood with liquids, mist lightly with a cleaner meant for hardwood floors.
Steam cleaning hardwood may be damaging because steam is water in the gas phase. A few reasons to avoid steam cleaning on the hardwood include: woods seams allow moisture to penetrate down, moisture can damage wood fibres, and using steam can void the hardwood flooring’s warranty.
That’s a wrap
Whether you are planning on buying luxury hardwood floors or have already installed hardwood flooring, using these tips and tricks will help you for years to come to keep your hardwood floors looking young and fresh like the day you bought them.
Some people shy away from the idea because you have to take pride and care with your hardwood floor, but hardwood is very easy to clean and maintain. Hardwood floors are beautiful and increase the aesthetic appeal of any room by making it look bigger than it is.
Overall, having luxury hardwood flooring in your home has many positive benefits because it is durable and can withstand time.
Canadian Home Style is your family-owned and operated flooring retailer with a showroom in North Vancouver, BC. We provide full-service commercial and residential flooring solutions across the Lower Mainland with an extended warranty. We are proud members of the BC Floor Covering Association (BCFCA) and the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). In addition, we have won the Consumer’s Choice Awards back-to-back in 2021 and 2022 for our commitment to business excellence. We are considered the highest-rated flooring experts in Metro Vancouver. We pride ourselves on holding the highest standards in the flooring industry. To uphold our high standards, we have a strict policy of “not selling or displaying any products that we wouldn’t want in our own homes.” Before we select a product to feature, we carefully assess product quality, off-gassing, warranties, and responsible sourcing. Book now to visit our North Vancouver showroom; we can help you choose the perfect floor for your home or business.
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