How to keep real solid wood floors looking good? 

There are a few simple things you can do to keep the beauty of your wood floor and to effectively take care of wooden floors. This will help your floor last for generations without the need for re-sanding.

Place mats on entrances to prevent the entry of water, abrasive and foreign materials from foot traffic.

Vacuum of brush the floor regularly, to keep dust and grit of being scratched into the finish.

Avoid rubber or latex backed mats or underlays for carpets, as these may leave stains.

Don’t put carpets on your newly fitted wooden floor, wood changes it color under the affect of sunlight, which will leave markings once you remove the carpets.

Prevent the floor from chemical contains, such as furniture polishes, glass cleaners, or insecticides.

Put Felt Pads on chairs to prevent scratches or furniture cups under heavy items to prevent indentation.

Use castors appropriate to your floor (soft castors for hard floors).

Use a floor protector in heavily used areas, such as under a desk or the kitchen sink or cooking area.

Prevent the floor from hot items, such as cigarettes, matches or hot pots.

Try to keep you humidity between 30% and 50%, for your own comfort and health and your to prevent your wooden floor from expanding or shrinking.

Trim your pet’s nails to prevent scratches in the finish.

Check that you vacuum cleaner does not scratch the finish.

For more advice on how to take care of wood floors or to see our special offers on wooden flooring visit First Floors in Giffnock, Glasgow at 176 Fenwick Road, G77 6YD.

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Gavin Reid 18/08/20

We recently had First Floors install laminate flooring in our lounge and hallway and are absolutely delighted with the final result! It has been finished to a high standard with great attention to detail.

Having had a rough idea of what we were looking for, David helped find the perfect flooring for both rooms.

We were booked in quickly and kept informed throughout the process.

We would definitely recommend and use again.

Christine Sharp 23/08/20

Wee have recently had a new laminate floor laid in our upstairs hall. We are very happy with the result and feel the level of workmanship and finishing detail was excellent

Chris Milne 30/08.20

Excellent service from first point of contact. Staff took time to discuss and review options, then worked to suitable timescale based around my schedule.
Work completed on time and to a very high standard, delighted with results.

Ainsely Meldrum 10/09/20

Honestly so chuffed with my new floor. Everyone has been so helpful especially after I ran into issues on my end and had to delay getting my skirting on - everyone I spoke to has been so flexible, the joiner who fit the floor was really pleasant and quick too. Highly recommend!