Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t love hardwood flooring? Wood floors have a long-lasting natural beauty and add warmth and charm to any room.
However, you may be concerned about maintenance. Like anything, the better you care for something, the longer it lasts. And it's easy to take care of them!
Remember that water is “public enemy #1”
The main thing to remember is that excess water can damage hardwood flooring. Many flooring experts say excess water is the cause of most damage.
Wipe spills immediately (even when polishing–that liquid can seep between the floorboards. Put mats at entrances so people can wipe their feet before stepping on hardwood floors.
Remember that seasonal changes bring different challenges–snow, ice, salt, rain, leaves, chlorine, etc.
Make sure the mop is damp, not dripping
Clean every couple of months with a wood cleaner and warm water. Avoid steam cleaners, even if they say "safe." The steam is just too hot, moist, and intense for them.
Dust mop several times a week, preferably every day
The reason is simple: dirt and sand are sharp. It embeds and scratches.
Get rid of it! And vacuum once a week to pick up what the dust mop missed.
Refinish every five to six years
Finish protects your wood flooring in Loveland, CO, and it eventually wears off. And it usually does so in different areas of the wood floor.
Refinishing will keep the floors well-sealed. It's also a lot less expensive than replacing them; even if they look dull, worn, or scratched, the refinishing will usually bring them back to their original luster.
Top hardwood flooring source in the area
Schmidt Custom Floors is a family-owned, second-generation company that first began in 1968. Our knowledgeable staff will show you how to select the right hardwood flooring and take care of it.
Visit our showroom in Loveland, CO. You’ll see brands like DuChateau, Kahrs, Mannington, and more. We work on residential and commercial projects in Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Boulder, and Estes Park, CO.