If contractors have recently installed hardwood timber floors in your home, you will want to take the best possible care of them. If you do not take proper care of the hardwood floors in your home, they may begin to warp or decay. Below are 4 top tips which will help you to keep your hardwood timber floors in top condition.
Maintain a regular cleaning schedule
It is important that you begin to clean and maintain your hardwood floors from the day the contractor installs them. If you do not do so, dust and debris will start to build up. This dirt can scratch the surface of your wooden flooring when people stand on it. You should vacuum and sweep the floors in your home on a regular basis. Doing so will help to extend the life of your hardwood timber floors.
Moisture can cause severe damage to your wooden floor. If your hardwood floor is exposed to a humid environment, it may absorb moisture. The moisture can cause the wood to expand and warp out of shape or to begin to rot. If you live in a humid environment, you should invest in a dehumidifier or HVAC system which will help to remove moisture from the air in your home.
Consider your pets
If you are a pet owner, you should educate yourself about ways you can prevent your dog or cat from damaging your hardwood floor. Animal urine is highly acidic and will quickly discolour your hardwood floors. If you notice that your pet has made a mess on your wooden floor, you should immediately clean it up. You should also ensure that your pet's claws are properly trimmed. Long or sharp claws can easily scratch hardwood floors. If you do not feel confident clipping your pet's nails, you should ask a grooming agency to do it on your behalf.
Deal with spills or leaks
If any liquid is dropped onto the surface of your hardwood floor, you should wipe it up as soon as possible. If a pipe burst, it is important that you immediately shut off the water at the mains, call in an emergency plumber and clean up any water which has collected on your hardwood floor. If you do not do so, the wood will absorb the water and warp out of shape.
If you would like further advice about how best to care for your new hardwood floor, you should speak to a hardwood flooring contractor or hardwood timber supplier.
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