Hardwood floors look beautiful, but they can take a real beating!
It can be a hard knock life for hardwood floors as general wear and tear slowly destroys their natural beauty. Here are a few common issues to be aware of:
- Smooth Move – Place felt pads underneath chairs and furniture to avoid scratches .
- Mop to It – Mop up spills immediately as they can warp the wood and cause it to swell.
- Pet Peeves – Be sure to regularly trim your dog’s nails as their long, sharp claws can cause serious damage.
- Sticks & Stones – Grit acts like sandpaper, so place rugs by the doors and vacuum thoroughly with a brush attachment before washing.
Prevention is key to maintaining the beauty of your hardwood floors. Many cleaners will actually ruin your finish so make sure you use the right solution and that you also keep your home at the ideal humidity level of around 55%.