When properly maintained, hardwood floors can provide a stylish and comfortable flooring that serves your home for many years. Below are a few tips that’ll help you keep yours in tip-top shape for years to come.
You should clean your hardwood floors regularly to prevent scratching, stains and build-up of dirt and grime. Do a light dusting daily with a microfiber cloth or mop. Removing this dust will help avoid scratching. Once a week, use a vacuum on your floors, taking care not to scratch the wood with the wheels or beater of the vacuum. Finally, mop your floors about once each month with an approved hardwood cleaner.
Lots of things can damage your beautiful hardwood floors. Fortunately, you can avoid much of this damage with some preventative measures. For example, hardwood floors don’t do well in continual direct sunlight. The UV rays make the wood fade and leave you with a discolored patch of flooring. To prevent this, simply place rugs at spots in your home where the sun’s rays hit your floors.
Another way to protect your floors is by instituting a no-heels rule in your home. Have those with heels remove their shoes before walking across your hardwood. You can also keep your pets’ nails and claws nice and trimmed so they won’t leave scratches on your floor.
Call in a Pro
At some point in your floor’s life, it’ll need some professional care from a flooring contractor in Herndon. It’s better to get a pro in for an inspection when your floors seem fine than when they have major problems. A professional will perform an inspection, diagnose any developing problems and snip them in the bud, saving you money and time in future repairs.
For a prompt and professional flooring contractor in Herndon, contact our professionals at K&K Hardwood Floors