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How to Take Care of Wood Flooring

By Raymus Homes - 2-26-2020

We have built a number of different homes and in doing so we have done a lot of research on what is the best kind of flooring for the different parts of the home. Wood flooring is among the most beautiful types of floor. There are a lot of benefits to wood floors being in your home. In order to keep the wood in your home looking beautiful as the day that you bought it, you’re going to need to do some regular maintenance. Yes, it will require consistent effort on your part. We will go through the best methods of cleaning and maintaining your wood flooring. Note, this works best when it is implemented right from the beginning.

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is make sure that you don’t put anything on your floor that will cause scratches. This can be difficult because there are a lot of things that you put on your wood floor. Chairs, tables, shoes and everything else in between. When it comes to protecting your floor you need to make sure that any furniture that you put on your wood flooring should have leg protection. When it comes to the type that would be best for you, you have to do your research. As for shoes though, you’ll have to just make a rule in the home that you have to take your shoes off at the door. This will take away any possibility of dragging dirt and other materials that when crushed into your hardwood flooring can cause scratches.

What about cleaning it and other types of protection? You’re going to need to be thorough and consistent. Before you put any product down you need to make sure that you either sweep or vacuum your wood flooring. This will help to ensure that you don’t just drag anything across the floor in the next step. If you decide to use a vacuum, make sure that you don’t use the beater brush because it can take off the finish.

Once you have gotten everything all swept or vacuumed up then you’ll be ready for the next step. Regular cleaning is important and yes, we do mean regular as in a weekly basis. There are a number of different types of cleaners out there for wood flooring. You’ll find that Bona is the top brand when it comes to cleaning your wood flooring. There are other ones out there if you don’t like that kind of cleaner. Regardless of the cleaner that you use, you need to be consistent about cleaning your floor.

After a number of years, your wood flooring will start to lose that protective finish on it. When it starts to happen, you’ll want to take some steps quickly to make sure that no permanent damage is done. There are professionals that can reapply that protective finish sealant to make sure that your wood stays looking beautiful. Raymus Homes understands all the ins and outs of a home. Living close to the beach, sand is bound to get in. Help to protect you wood flooring from the beginning. If you’re looking into a home that is in warmer weather and with a beach close by then take a look at the homes that we have available.

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