Top 5 Hardwood Floors Maintenance Tips for Extending Lifespan

Top 5 Hardwood Floors Maintenance Tips for Extending Lifespan
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    Hardwood floors are beautiful. To keep the beauty, maintenance is a must.

    Maintenance does not only retain the beauty but also extends the lifespan of hardwood floors.

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Maintenance does not only retain the beauty but also extends the lifespan of hardwood floors. Cost of replacing and repairs are also reduced by maintenance practices. The following are top tips you should apply to maintain your hardwood floors.

1. Dust Your Floor Every Day with a Microfiber Mop

Microfiber cloth traps particles, dirt, pet hair, small particles and any other household allergens with the static electricity. They are more effective than sweeps. They cannot scratch your floor. Daily dusting reduces chances of surface damage and scratches.

After dusting with microfiber cloth it’s also important to vacuum the floor weekly. This removes stubborn dust that is not removed by the mop. When vacuuming be cautious on the vacuum wheels not to scratch the floor. Always remember to vacuum with a fiber attachment.

2. Polish the Floor After Three Months

Most of the hardwood floors are finished with polyurethane surface finish. The finish protects the wood and gives the floor a shiny look. Normally in a house where there are people and objects moving, tear and wear will happen.

This will leave scratches and marks on the floor which are visible. Polishing and buffing periodically give the floor a renewed shiny look.

3. Cover Your Windows to Protect your Floor from Ultraviolet Rays and Heat

Direct sunlight will discolor the wood used in the flooring. Use windows protective covering. These are blinds and curtains. They will protect direct UV rays and keep your floor protected from excess heat. This protection will prevent and reduce the floor aging rate.

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4. Protect Your Floor from Sharp Objects

Sharp points such as tips of your shoes, furniture legs, and other sharp objects can leave scratches and scuffs on your floor. If your shoes have sharp tips avoid walking with them in the house. All the furniture legs should be protected also. Stick on a rubber protector under the legs and keep them at all times. Always inspect these protectors to ensure they are still there. The protectors also accumulate dust over time. Ensure you change them regularly.

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5. Call Professionals to Inspect Your Hardwood Floor

Most of the home improvement companies have experience in maintaining hardwood floors. Contact the best companies in the market to come and inspect your hardwood floors regularly.
Maintainance is better than repairs. It will save you time and money.

Regularly apply these tips to your home. Teach them to your friends and family members. They may seem like obvious tips but most people are not aware of them. Share this article with your friends on Facebook or any other social media platform. Let your friends also know how they can maintain their hardwood floors.

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