After you get new hardwood floors installed in your Kalamazoo home, it’s important to maintain them. Your local experts at Floor Coverings International Kalamazoo have all the important steps laid out for you right here.
Smart Everyday Actions
As careful as you may be with your hardwood floor, active households with pets or kids are bound to have accidents. If liquids happen to be spilled on your new hardwood, be sure to wipe that up immediately. This is especially important if you spill acidic liquids like coffee, wine, or countertop cleaning solutions on your hardwood as these can easily stain or even corrode your floor.
Another easy way to care for your hardwood floor is to use area rugs and runners in high traffic areas like hallways and entryways. Not only will this prevent dents and the tracking in of mud, but it will also make it a less slippery surface.
A final smart everyday step for your hardwood floors is to start a “no shoes” policy for your home. From high heels to heavy boots, shoes can dent and scratch your floors. Keeping shoes off your hardwood is a free and easy way to help your floors stay in top shape.
Be sure to sweep your floor with a broom or microfiber sweeper at least a few times a week. This critical step will catch large bits of dirt and debris that can cause microscopic scratches to your floor.
For a deeper clean, we recommend that you either vacuum or dry mop your hardwood at least once a week. If you opt to vacuum, use the sweeper extension if you can. If your vacuum doesn’t come with attachments, be sure to turn off the rotating bristle function as that can do damage to your floor.
As the years go on, your hardwood is bound to age and get blemished. One important step to keep your hardwood looking up to date and like new is to have it sanded and refinished about once a decade. This process involves sanding off surface scratches and dents and adding a fresh coat of finisher or stain. Since this can be a rather difficult process, we don’t recommend going about it alone. Contact one of our experts at Floor Coverings International Kalamazoo when the time comes.
Are you interested in learning more about hardwood flooring? The friendly professionals at Floor Coverings International Kalamazoo are here to help. We proudly serve the greater Kalamazoo, Portage, Comstock, and Richland area.