Properly taking care of your hardwood floors can help ensure they look great for years to come.
How To Take Care Of Your Hardwood Floors
Your hardwood floor is one of the jewels of your home and should be treated accordingly. The good news is, it's really not that hard to care and maintain your floor, and taking the proper steps of hardwood care can extend its life while preserving its appearance. Here are some things you can do - and shouldn't do - to take care for your floor.
Maintain proper temperature/humidity
To keep your floor from buckling, as well as preventing gaps between planks, maintaining room temperature between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal, while ideal humidity is between 30 and 50 percent. You can also use a humidifier during winter months to help keep gaps from forming.
Keep dust in check
Proper hardwood maintenance includes making sure that dust is removed whenever possible, because dust can take a toll on a floor's sheen. Sweep or vacuum frequently, even every day, to remove loose dirt and soil. Be careful to use only manufacturer recommended products that are also approved by your warranty.
Hardwood care includes being careful of how you move around on it. You don't necessarily have to have a strict no-shoes policy, but avoid walking on your floor with high heels or athletic cleats that can easily dent and mar the surface. Also keep in mind that furniture can scratch wood, so use felt pads on the bottom of all chair and table legs (and replace them often), and take extra care when moving tables and chairs on your floor. Do not slide heavy furniture when moving it, but pick it up instead. Another good hardwood maintenance practice is to put doormats outside entrances to prevent substances such as dirt, sand and salt from accumulating.
Other things you can do
Some other others things to keep in mind when it comes to caring for your hardwood floor include placing an area rug at the kitchen sink, and wiping up spills immediately. For more information visit, or contact, Smith & Purvis Carpet One today! Located conveniently in Hammond, LA, our dedicated team is excited to work with you.