Prolonging Your Hardwood Floor’s Natural Beauty

October 8th, 2013

One of the most desirable aspects of a hardwood floor is the natural beauty it provides, and you can’t get much more natural than with true wood floors! Making sure your floors stay as beautiful as the day they were installed takes some TLC. In this blog, we’re going to provide some tips for keeping your hardwoods floors naturally beautiful.

Maintaining Your Flooring

If you have hardwood floors, it’s important to maintain them properly. Lay down pads or rugs under furniture that have the potential to scratch your floors. Also, keep your pets’ nails trimmed. It is possible for them to scratch your floors. Keep up with sweeping and vacuuming your floors throughout the year. Some preventative maintenance can go a long way in keeping your floors in beautiful condition.


Recoating Hardwood Floors

When it’s time to recoat your hardwood floors, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the appropriate materials. You should avoid grease-based or waxy products. You can do a process of buffing and recoating your hardwood floors every few years. This procedure will lightly remove the current finish and the top coat of wood. This evens out the wood, so you’ll have the natural beauty of the wood shine through before you apply a layer of polyurethane.

Re-Sand Hardwood Floors

Re-sanding your floors is a more intensive process. This should be done sparingly, when recoating is no longer getting the job done. You can probably do about five re-sandings throughout the lifetime of the flooring. This process will enhance the beauty of the wood and bring it back to life. Your floors will look as outstanding as the day you had them installed.

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