How to Take Care of Hardwood Floors!

A hardwood floor is an excellent asset to add to your home. It is highly functional floor that adds value to your home and has a beautiful appearance. A hardwood floor can be easy to maintain with regular sweeping and mopping, but sometimes life happens and you need to take extra steps to protect your floor.

Dirt and sand are very abrasive against your floor’s finish and can easily scratch it if it is not cleaned immediately once it is tracked inside. Using door mats and area rugs greatly helps protect your floor from dirt. This is especially useful in high traffic areas where dirt can easily be worked into your floor’s finish.

Marett-Carpet-One-Floor-and-Home-Volant-PA-HardwoodDragging furniture across a hardwood floor can also damage its finish. The best way to prevent this is to place felt gliders underneath the legs of furniture. The furniture will move more easily and it won’t scratch your floor.

Water and other liquids can warp and stain wood. Hardwood floors shouldn’t be exposed to high amounts of moisture because it causes the wood to expand and contract in unpredictable ways, which can ruin your floor. Additionally, juice or other liquids with coloring can stain the wood if left on the floor for too long. The best way to prevent liquids from permanently damaging your floor is to wipe up and spills immediately after they occur.

Direct sunlight can cause your floor to discolor over time. Once your floor’s finish has faded, there is no way to restore the color. The best way to prevent this is to use window coverings to protect your floor from the sun’s rays.

We carry a wide selection of hardwood at Marett Carpet One Floor & Home and our experts are here to help you. Call us at 866-707-5443 or visit our showroom at 374 Potter Run Road in Volant, PA.