Your hardwood flooring is expensive and something that you cannot replace too often. But if taken care of, the floor can last a lifetime. The floor will have to be vacuumed, polished and cleaned from time to time. But there are some tips and tricks that will help you get more out of your floor.
Avoid Sliding your Furniture
It is easier to move your furniture on wood flooring. But it isn't something that is good for your expensive floor. You should rather lift and move the furniture. This can help prevent scratches to the wood and protect the looks. It is recommended to place felt pads under the furniture’s feet. They don't cost much can protect your costly floor against those harsh treatments.
Avoid Grit and Mud
Don't bring grit and mud into your home. Remove them before entering your home. They can cause scratching and wear. Mud can enter the crevices and cause further damage over time. In fact, they can have devastating effect on your floors.
Get some soft broom and sweep the floor regularly, preferably daily. Soft fibers will not cause any wear, helping you keep your floor free from dust and dirt.
Minimize Exposure to Sunlight
This applies to almost every type of flooring. Sun damage can cause discoloration and fading. Don't overexpose the surface to direct sunlight. Keep the windows closed as UV rays can cause fading in patches.
Follow these tips and tricks and you can help enhance the looks and life of your flooring.
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