Hardwood Flooring Home Maintenance
Hardwood flooring: Whether it’s brand new or generational, it’s an investment worth protecting. Not only does it add beauty and warmth to every room where it’s installed, but it also adds value to your home. That is as long as your hardwood floors remain in good shape.
Say you decide you need to sell your home — for whatever reason — and you’re looking for a fairly quick sale. But what if your home contains a large amount of hardwood flooring that’s in need of refinishing. Any/all interested buyers will, of course, not offer what you’re hoping to get — on the high end — because of the impending expense of hiring a floor contractor to return your hardwood flooring to its former gleaming glory.
Aside from cleaning your hardwood flooring, there are a few every-day preventive measures you can employ to extend the beauty and “health” of your floors.
Use Furniture Pads
Scratches are some of the hardest issues to solve in wood flooring. While some scratching is inevitable, you can can be proactive thus preventing excess damage One of the best ways to eliminate some scratching is to add furniture pads to the legs of your chairs, sofas, and tables.
Sweep or Dust
Even if you don’t allow shoe-wearing in home, dust finds a way to reside on all surfaces, wood floors included. And then finds it’s way into the wood’s grain and between floor boards. If you have cats and dogs who shed even a little, there is a hygiene issue to consider. So sweep or dust!
Vacuum Once A Week
If this sounds like work, it is. But come on — it’s not hard work! Weekly vacuuming is key to maintaining a clean home, as you’ll also pick up crumbs and dirt you missed while sweeping your flooring. Not into vacuuming on your own? Invest in an IRobot Rooma or another robotic vacuum!
Refinish Every 3-5 Years
“Over time, when your wood flooring begins to lose it’s sheen, they can be renewed through re-coating. This involves applying a new coat of wood floor finish. How often you’ll have to do this depends on the your household’s lifestyle. And when it comes to refinishing your hardwood flooring, do yourself a big favor by calling Elegant Floors in Sunnyvale, CA.
Elegant Floors is a family-owned hardwood flooring business that has been taking good care South Bay homeowners and businesses’ flooring needs’ for more than 25 years. From sales and installation to repair and refinishing, you’ll feel that you and your hardwood floors are in good hands.