Have you installed new hardwoods recently, but don’t know how to protect them?When it comes to installing new floors in your home or office, you will want to make sure you take the right steps to protect your investment. If you have decided on purchasing and installing hardwoods, it is important you learn how to protect and maintain quality for the life of the product. Here are some quick tips to show you how to protect hardwood floors, to ensure they create lasting value for your home or office:
First, Make Sure You Keep Them Clean
The first step in maintaining and protecting your hardwood floors is to make sure you keep them clean and wipe up spills and dirt immediately. There are tons of specialized cleaning products and solutions out there for hardwood floors, but you should definitely confirm or consult an expert before you make any product purchases or decisions. Keeping your floor clean immediately following spills, will definitely help in the long run.
Consider Area Rugs & Furniture Pads for High Traffic Areas
When it comes to protecting against scratches and general wear and tear, you should consider area rugs and furniture pads within high use or high traffic areas and rooms. It is a good idea to have a variety of furniture and appliance pads on hand to make sure you don’t cause scratches and you can replace them when necessary.
Think About the Effects of Natural Light
If your home or office receives a large amount of natural light during the day, then you may want to install drapes or curtains to help protect your floors. It truly depends on wood type and quality used, but nevertheless you should definitely consult your flooring company to make sure you are taking steps to protect your floors when it comes to natural light. Over time, light can alter the color and appearance of your floors. Make sure you think about this during installation and consider ways you can protect against these effects for the long run.
Also remember that you truly have many options when it comes to choosing hardwoods. Besides finishes and textures, you will have sizing options and wood type: oak, maple, pine, cherry, and hickory.
We at Carolina Flooring Services sincerely want to help the Charleston community make the most informed decisions when it comes to selecting the floors for your home or office. Call us today for a free consultation or more information.