Sugar Land Homeowners Guide to Hardwood Flooring Care Part 1

Preventing and minimizing damage to hardwood flooring from pets, sunlight and furniture.

Hardwood flooring is, no doubt, one of the more expensive types of floor covering you can buy. There are multiple types of wood flooring, including true hardwood and engineered wood, and multiple different types and styles of each of these. Depending on the type of hardwood flooring, the price range can vary dramatically. Chances are, you've made a sizable investment and you want to make sure that you get the most out of your flooring through the years of use. Proper care of your hardwood floor can extend its life and certainly help maintain your floor's gorgeous appearance.

Here are some hardwood flooring care tips for your sugar land floors

Be adamant about trimming your pets' claws

If you have pets, you know that they can be quite active in your home. As pets’ claws grow, they can scratch and damage your floor’s surface and finish. Over time, they may damage your floors to the point that they need to be repaired or replaced. Trimming your pets’ claws will help lower the amount of damage your hardwood floors received from the paws of your furry friends.

Protect your hardwood floors from the sun

Direct sunlight is known to accelerate the aging process and the oxidation of wood flooring. During times of intense sunlight, it's best to use your window coverings and block out as much sunlight as possible. Rearranging furniture can also help alleviate the the sun's UV rays from reaching your beautiful hardwood.

Use the proper furniture leg protectors for your hardwood floors

Thin chair wheels, pointed tip chair legs, and heavy objects like pianos and large pieces of furniture can damage a wood floor if not installed correctly and used appropriately. Any furniture that may move on a regular basis on top of the hardwood floor needs felt protectors and large pieces of furniture need wider rubber cups so that the weight of the items don't create marks and divots on the floor. Most protective items are very cheap ways to ensure your floors last beautifully and stay intact for years to come.

Should you have any questions about the proper care for your wood floors or you're considering a repair or replacement of your floors with beautiful hardwood flooring, the flooring experts at Inspired Floors in Sugar Land are here to help.

Posted by Sitebox Admin on 6/30/2016

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