When it comes to flooring options for your home or office, your choices are seemingly endless. From carpet to tile to laminate to marble or stone, there are a lot of different ways to go. However, one of the most elegant, classic, and overall best-looking (not to mention easy-to-keep-clean) floors is wood.
From deep and dark stained to diverse plank options, hardwood is always a great way to go. So for those of you who have it (and others who might be thinking about it), your friends here at Florring.org wanted to share a few tips on how to keep it in the best shape possible:
Use Door Mats and Lengthy Rugs
Strategically placing good mats by the most-used entry/exit points, as well as utilizing rugs in high-traffic spots can save your floor a lot of wear and tear.
Don’t Retire the Vacuum Cleaner
A lot of people think vacuuming is only for carpets. However, it is also necessary for hardwood. Dirt, dust, and other debris collect down in every crack and crevice it has. Brooms and mops rarely clean it properly.
Keep the Moisture Down
Pay special attention areas near windows, doors, walls, and other places that commonly come into contact with or are exposed to moisture or humidity.
Use Cleaning Products Specially Formulated for Wood Floors
Using any random product may lead to damage or other negative results on a wood floor. Some cleaners contain chemicals or additives that are destructive to wood.
Use Furniture Pads for Heavy Items
This is always a good idea, especially in the case of hardwood floors. Couches, recliners and lounging chairs, desks, entertainment centers, as well as any large object should always have pads underneath them.
For more information on how to care for your hardwood floors, or if you have any other questions, simply give Flooring.org a call at 800-689-9006. The team here at flooring.com is standing by and ready to help you any way we can.
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