Real wooden flooring is a great choice for the home. It ages extremely well and gives a timeless look in any room. Solid wood flooring is also considered to be Eco friendly as it is made from 100% natural materials and last for many years in the home, if looked after correctly. This is what we are going to discuss below.
Where real wooden flooring is extremely robust and hardwearing, maintaining it in the wrong way can also destroy it. Without even knowing what you are doing you could be harming your flooring. Below is a few of the mistakes that homeowners make that can seriously affect real wooden flooring.
As simple as it sounds, by not having a door mat for visitors and homeowners to wipe their feet can allow for stones and debris to be walked through the house that can scratch the floor. You should have a doormat at any entrance to your home which leads onto wooden flooring.
Use the Correct Equipment when Cleaning
You method of cleaning the floor and what you use can have a detrimental affect. Stiff brooms can scratch the floor very faintly but this damage builds up over time. Buy a broom that is suitable for wooden flooring that has gentle bristles.
Cleaning with too Much Water
When using a mop to clean the floors, make sure it is not dripping wet as moisture can seep between the joints that can swell and rot the flooring over time. A damp cloth or mop is sufficient for cleaning wooden flooring. Dry mops that come complete with a real wooden flooring cleaning solution is ideal as it only adds the correct amount of fluid to the surface.
Ensure you use the right Cleaning Products
Where you might think you are helping the floor by using various cleaning products, ensure that the products you are suing are suitable for real wooden flooring as some cleaning products contain wax that can build up and damage the floor.
Our list above gives you an idea of to do and what not to do with your flooring, but it all comes down to checking before you do something. Give us a call or top us an email at JG Flooring and we will only be too happy to give you some advice on maintaining your flooring.
After reading this you may feel that wooden flooring is a real chore to maintain but these are just guidelines to follow now and again and prevention of some flooring disasters will make life easier longterm.