Sugar Land Homeowners Guide to Hardwood Flooring Care Part 3

Preventing and minimizing damage to your hardwood flooring from harmful chemicals.

Hardwood is a flooring type that, if install properly and under the proper care can make your interior beautiful and be enjoyed for many many years. Hardwood flooring is one of the oldest types of floor coverings used in our country. It is that way for a reason. Hardwood floors are durable, beautiful and if maintained properly will stand the test of time.

Here are a couple chemicals to avoid using when caring for your hardwood flooring

Avoid oil based soaps when cleaning your hardwood flooring

Many of the oil and wax bass cleaning products that you can get over the counter to clean wood flooring, can damage your wood flooring finish. As a precaution, stay away from these types of cleaning products and follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for the specific type of chemical they recommend you use.

Stay away from wax if your wood flooring has a urethane finish

If you use a paste form of wax on a polyurethane finish hardwood floor, the wax can develop a sticky finish and trap dirt and make it stick to your current wood finish. Also keep in mind that if you refinish your floors with a fresh coat of polyurethane, remember that polyurethane will not adhere to wax on your finish. This will make adding a polyurethane coat your wood flooring much more difficult than if you stay away from floor wax altogether.

Caring for the wood flooring in your home doesn't have to be complicated, but there are several things to keep in mind both to do and to avoid in order to get the most out of your investment. If you're concerned about other hardwood issues, go back and read the other two articles about caring for your hardwood flooring, as well as reach out to a quality and certified hardwood flooring expert in Sugar Land like Inspired Floors. A hardwood flooring professional can answer your questions specific to your type of wood, your hardwood finish and how to best treat and care for one of the great features of your home’s interior.

Posted by Sitebox Admin on 7/26/2016