The best home remodels always start from the ground up. In fact, beautiful hardwood floors can add a fresh feel to any room. You can protect the value of your hardwood floor by using the following floor care tips.
- Maintenance Habits: Long-term hardwood floor care depends on regular cleaning. After all, almost every big scratch and visual imperfection starts as unchecked debris. These tiny particles grind against hardwood surfaces when walked on and eventually fade a hardwood’s luster. Simply installing a doormat can greatly reduce tracked-in dirt. You should supplement these preventative strategies with regular upkeep. Sweeping with a broom removes debris from floor surfaces. Likewise, regular vacuuming removes particles between the boards. Lastly, avoid stains by addressing spills immediately after they occur. Ask your hardwood installer for tips on which cleaning products are appropriate for your floor.
- Sunlight Solutions: Furniture and curtains experience fading after long-term exposure to sunlight. This color change can also occur on hardwood floors. Thankfully, there are numerous strategies for protecting you flooring from UV bombardment. Installing low-emissivity windows, for instance, is a great way to minimize household UV penetration overall. Homeowners can also lay down carpets in places where floors experience the most sunlight. Staying mindful of sunlight can significantly improve a hardwood floor’s life.
- Scratch Protection: Dirt isn’t the only culprit when it comes to hardwood floors. Sharp heels, pet claws, and heavy furniture are all likely to mire the appearance of beautiful hardwood. Adding rugs to common footpaths is an easy way to mitigate scratches from pets and guests. Likewise, small pieces of felt material are an inexpensive strategy for keeping floors safe from furniture legs. When minor scratches appear, homeowners can conceal them easily with a maker or sandpaper sheet.
Take your interior decorating to the next level with exceptional hardwood floors from Hicks. Contact our custom flooring experts today with a call to (210) 775-6878. Let us add new laminate, tile, or hardwood materials to your floor today!