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.
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