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How to Keep Wood Floors Looking New

by Kristen White Blogger
Wood floors are a popular option for homes and commercial locations because they are stylish, work with a variety of interior themes and affordable in a wide range of budgets. They are also known for their durability with resistance to scratches, dents and damage with normal wear and tear usage from pets, kids and other routine actions. However, like any other type of material, they require some maintenance and upkeep to ensure they look good and have the necessary protection to stay resistant down the road.

When deciding which type of wood flooring to have installed, it’s important to work with the representative of the seller to become familiar with the characteristics of the different options that are available.  Engineered, solid oak and laminate are three common selections and while they each look great at the end of the project, how they are maintained may differ slightly. Lifestyle, cost and the client’s desire to invest in maintenance are factors that will affect the decision upfront. While pattern and design such as the herringbone fitting in London do not have an impact on how a wood floor is cleaned, they do affect the level of investment making it more important to keep the floor looking its best.

The showroom representatives should be able to provide insight and recommendations on how to keep your wood floor looking like it was just installed even years after its completion. Sweeping or gentle vacuuming can pick up the normal dirt and dust that accumulates through daily activities but over time, a wood floor can start to look faded and worn. This decreases the overall value of the home but also makes this room feature look outdated, ready for replacement and update. The truth is, wood flooring can last for a long time with the right foundation even if the surface looks less than it should and all that is needed is a professional cleaning service to work its magic.  

Depending on the condition, a wood polish may be all that is needed to restore the natural shine and glow of the wood or the process could be more involved to remove the top layer through sanding and refinishing. Polish is something that homeowners can do on their own periodically but it is recommended to hire a professional service to handle anything more complex to avoid damaging or ruining the floor accidentally. After the process is complete, the floor will look like it was just installed and the cost is much cheaper than a new replacement with the same benefits. Don’t forget to have the skirting fitting included in the cleaning to ensure that the entire floor and its accessories have a consistent look and feel in the room.

Floors are meant to be used and lived in but that doesn’t mean they have to look like it when the proper techniques will keep them looking new and provide a layer of protection against the normal activity.  Small scratches can be buffed out and a quality polish will easily hide minor issues so that the client can enjoy their investment and the enhancement it brings to their home. 

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Created on Sep 9th 2019 05:44. Viewed 334 times.

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