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How To Care For Your Hardwood Floors

 

Hardwood floors are a beautiful and practical addition to any home. They can be installed in any room and are easy to maintain. If cared for properly, they can also last you a lifetime.

 

Because they add value to your home, hardwood floors are a great choice if you need to replace your flooring and are considering reselling your home any time in the near future. There are many different types and styles from which to choose and they match any décor.

 

Mullican Chalmette Autumn Maple

Mullican Muirfield Maple
Mullican Hardwood Flooring

 

Maintaining your hardwood floors is the key. If you do not care for them properly they will not last a long time and won’t look as beautiful as they could, thus making your home decrease in value.

 

The first thing to remember when caring for your hardwood floor is that messes, especially liquids, should be cleaned up immediately after they are spilled on the hard wood surface of the floor. Failing to do this can cause the wood to buckle over time because the moisture will become trapped. Once the wood is buckled, the only way to repair it is to replace it.

 

Shaw Pebble Hill Hickory Burnt Barnboard
Shaw Flooring
Armstrong Flooring

 

Hardwood floors should also be frequently swept and vacuumed just like any other floor. Carpet can hide dust and thus attracts it quite nicely. Hardwood floors, on the other hand, do not hide the dust that is sure to accumulate on the surface, but also does not attract it, thus making this type of flooring ecologically sound.

 

Hardwood floors are made of all-natural materials which makes them a great choice. Because of this they must be cleaned with the proper substances. Before using any type of floor cleaner on hard wood, be sure it is safe for this type of material. The label on the container should provide this information. If you aren’t sure and are unable to find out whether or not a particular cleaner is safe, trade it in for one that will work. After all, using the wrong type of cleaner can do damage to your floor. Using the right cleaner can sometimes remove surface scratches and protect the hardwood floors from becoming scratched or otherwise damaged.

 

Anderson Hickory Forge Hammer Glow

Anderson Hickory Forge Ringing Anvil

Anderson Hickory Forge Golden Ore

 

Maintaining your hardwood floors takes time and effort, but it is still easier than maintaining other types of flooring. If cared for on a regular basis, the time you actually spend cleaning the floor won’t amount to much at one time. It will, however, be well worth it in the end when you walk across your gleaming, beautiful hardwood floors that are sure to last you a lifetime.

 

For more information on hardwood flooring Atlanta or hand scraped flooring please visit TrueHardwoods.com with any questions.