Hardwood Flooring Maintenance Tips

There are several things you can do to help extend the longevity and maintain the aesthetics of your hardwood flooring. This article will provide you with some tips to help keep your hardwood flooring looking as good as new for as long as possible.

Use Felt Furniture Pads

Placed under the corners of your sofa, chair legs, and table legs, felt furniture pads protect your hardwood flooring against preventable scratches and scuff marks. Felt furniture pads are available in bulk at highly affordable prices, so this is a cost-efficient, effective method to keep your hardwood flooring looking stunning. Just make sure to lift your furniture with your legs and ask for assistance when necessary to prevent yourself from getting injured.

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Moving Blankets

If you are going to be moving your furniture around, be sure to use moving blankets. When placed beneath your furniture, moving blankets not only protect your hardwood flooring from damage but also can make moving the furniture easier. Moving blankets can last a lifetime with the proper care, so keep them stored for future use.

Clean Up Your Messes Quickly

This tip should go without saying, but clean it up right away if you happen to spill something on your hardwood flooring. Leaving liquid spills on your flooring for extended periods of time can lead to permanent staining. And if the liquid gets into the cracks between your floorboards, they may become more extensively and noticeably damaged. If you still notice staining after wiping up the mess with a damp, soft towel or cloth, you can use a wood flooring cleaning product to finish up the job. At E_M Custom Flooring & Installations, we carry a variety of high-quality floor cleaning products from some of the most trusted brands in the industry.

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Leave Your Shoes At The Door

As we have previously discussed in our article, Hardwood Flooring Tips – Leave Your Shoes at the Door, leaving your shoes at the door prevents tracking dust and dirt over the surface of your hardwood flooring. Additionally, it prevents scuff marks and helps keep your entire home a bit cleaner.

Refinishing Your Hardwood Flooring

If your finished hardwood flooring has become worn over the years, a simple cleaning will not suffice to restore the flooring to its original state. Many times, refinishing your hardwood flooring can accomplish this while saving you the cost of replacing the flooring. As hardwood flooring does not wear uniformly, take special note of any areas that have begun to show signs of wearing. If you wait until the finish has been completely worn through, you further the potential for having to replace the flooring in the future.

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Contact the Flooring Experts

E_M Custom Flooring & Installations has more than 75 years of experience. Our team of flooring experts can work with you to help ensure your hardwood flooring keeps its original luster. Contact us today or stop by our showroom to learn more.

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