Hardwood flooring is one of the most timeless and requested types of flooring out there for potential home buyers. Because many types can be sanded down and re-stained, your hardwood flooring, when installed and cared for, can last for many decades. If you have new hardwood floors, whether due to a new build or to a remodel, your hardwood flooring is undoubtedly something that you want to take good care of. Here are a few things that you can do to ensure the care of your hardwood flooring.
The first thing you can do is actually a step before the hardwood flooring goes in! Carefully research the types of hardwood flooring out there and their hardness factors. Some types of wood are much softer and prone to dents and scratches than others. While the harder hardwoods will be a bit costlier upfront, it will be beneficial to not worry about every single step on your floors.
The next thing you can do is take simple preventative techniques. Things like rugs, boot trays, soft felt pieces under furniture and laying down paper when doing remodeling or expecting lots of traffic are all things that can prevent water damage, scratches or dents.
Finally, clean and sweep your hardwood floors on a regular basis with cleaners made for hardwood flooring. Keeping your hardwood flooring clean can go a long way in ensuring that there isn’t debris to leave scratches or wear down the finish.
For information or questions about hardwood flooring for your own home, come and talk with us at Wright’s Carpet.