Your new hardwood floors have just been installed by Apex Flooring and they look fabulous! Coming up you’re going to need to know how to properly care for your hardwood floors. There are a couple of different things you can to to maintain the overall appearance and life of your hardwood flooring, here is a list of the most helpful things.
- Your floors are sensitive – As with almost any surface, it needs to be taken care of properly. After your hardwood floors have been properly sealed you may see them as indestructible. However, wearing things like high heels on your hardwood floors may actually damage them as it can dent the surface. Furniture may also scratch the surface so it’s best to adhere felt pads to the bottom of your furniture to ensure your hardwood floors stay healthy and you get the most out of your investment.
- Temperature – The ideal temperature for hardwood floors is between 60-80 degrees. Though, most of our homes stay around 69-73 year round most of us are in the clear. By keeping your home within this temperature range it prevents damage such as planks gapping and buckling of the hardwood flooring.
- Make sure to dust – By keeping your hardwood floors free of dust it prevents future damage from happening like small scrapes and damage that will eventually build up over time. It’s recommended that you dust and sweep your hardwood floors twice a week at a minimum. You can always do more if you’re up for it. You should also avoid products that claim to “polish” or “shine” as they typically just cover your hardwood floors in a wax that is very unhealthy for your floors and creates a ton of build up over time.
- Call the professionals – Over a certain amount of time depending on how much foot traffic your hardwood floors get they will need professional upkeep. The professionals at Apex Flooring in Massachusetts provide these professional dustless sanding and floor replacement services. Most of the floors in MA are over 100 years old. They should all be kept up with dustless sanding and sealing. If you’re in need of professional dustless sanding services or a whole new set of floors the professionals at Apex Flooring have got you covered.
There are a lot of things you can do to ensure the longevity of your investment, but sometimes it still requires a professional. This is where we come in, we’re here to give you quality service that will deliver for years to come.