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Your Hardwood Floors Need Some TLC

Having hardwood floors in your home adds incredible value and beauty to your space. However, a scratched up and damaged hardwood floor can actually decrease the value of your home. There is a lot of maintenance required to keep your hardwood floors looking their best. As the hardwood floor renewal experts in Columbus, we’ve compiled this list of maintenance tips to help you maintain the quality of your floor.

A well maintained wood floor in columbus ohioBasic Wood Floor Maintenance Tips

Keep Your Floors Clean

Accumulated dust and bacteria that have settled on your hardwood wears them down quicker and increase the chance of scratches. Keep floors clean with a light sweep at least every other day. If using a vacuum on your hardwood floors, be sure to choose a vacuum with hard floor settings and a soft brush. Vacuuming and mopping should be done about once a week to keep the dust and dirt at bay.

Prevent Damage to Your Floors

Using mats or rugs at entryways in your home is an easy way to collect dirt from people’s shoes. Be sure to choose rugs without an adhesive or abrasive bottom.

Don’t Use Water on Your Floors

Do not ever use water to clean your hardwood floors because it deteriorates the wood. Most stores carry a special wood floor cleaner that can be sprayed and wiped away with a soft cloth. Know the finish of your floors (for example, polyurethane or wax) so you can choose the right cleaner.

Maintain Polyurethane Finishes

If you floors have a polyurethane finish, they will need increased attention. Depending on the amount of foot traffic, these floors should be inspected and re-coated every 3-5 years. Fabulous Floors offers a great resurfacing service that can help with this! 

Avoid Stains at All Costs

Stains are the biggest enemy of any hardwood floor. Do all you can to prevent tough substances from being spilled on your floors. When stains do happen, rubbing alcohol and steel wool should do the trick. However, this will leave a mark on the wood and damage to the stain. You’ll need to polish your floors in that spot.

Use Area Rugs

Covering high traffic areas with large rugs can help prevent against scratches and dust build-up. Not only will this prevent damage to your hardwood floors, but these rugs can add a nice touch to the style of your room.

Refinish or Resurface Your Old Floor

Eventually, you will need to restore your old wood flooring. When that time comes, we hope that you will consider using one of our hardwood floor refinishing or resurfacing services here in Columbus.

We hope these tips are helpful! For all of your hardwood flooring needs, contact Fabulous Floors!