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Protecting hardwood floors is all in a day’s work

Protecting hardwood floors is all in a day’s work

Hardwood floors can be a real beauty if they are treated well. When you install hardwood floors from Raymond Peters, you can be assured that they will win you accolades and genuine praises, but some years down the line if you do not maintain the hardwood floors, they would be the subject of scorn and jeer from visitors. Some might openly rebuke your housekeeping skills; others might wag their tongues behind your back. Some simple yet effective steps and procedures can be followed to save you and your hardwood floors from this embarrassment. When considering protecting your hardwood floors, knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do.

Hardwood floors are very susceptible to damage if you do not know what kind of brooms you must use. For optimum results, you must use a brush or broom with soft bristles. Using everyday cleaning products that are used to clean all kinds of surfaces, will only lead to the permanent damage of your favourite hardwood floors. It is known that wood and water is not exactly a match made in heaven. So, when you use water as a cleaning agent to clean your hardwood floors, you are doing irreparable damage to it. If your kids or guests spill food and beverages on the floors, that should be cleaned only with a damp piece of cloth and not a piece of cloth dripping water.

Wax or ammonia should not be used on the hardwood floors. Contrary to popular belief, they do not add to the sheen of the floors, but rather do more damage than good. When moving or keeping furniture always make sure that the legs of the furniture should have plastic caps so that when you move them, they do not scratch the surface of your beloved hardwood floor. Better still if you can lift your furniture rather than dragging it all across the room. If you do not have a brush with soft bristles, you can try using a vacuum cleaner. The latter is more effective as it can pull out the toughest of dust and grains from between the boards.

Discontinue wearing high heels like stilettos and trim the nails of your pets to protect your hardwood floors even more. Rugs and mats can not only help you to keep the area clean but also make sure that the area is dry when there is a sudden spill. Moreover, you can also use blinds to protect the hardwood floor from being exposed to direct sunlight. The sun’s rays will discolour the floor. These are some simple yet effective steps that can be implemented in any house which has hardwood floors and wants to protect them for a long life.

If you are protecting your hardwood floors, make sure it’s done the correct way.

Harwood Flooring Protection

Harwood Flooring Protection