HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE LONGEVITY OF YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS

shutterstock_507145186Hardwood is among the earliest and most reliable flooring materials. When correctly installed and maintained, hardwood flooring will continue over a century as a matter of fact there are loads of buildings now whose floors were installed at the early 20th century and are still beautiful. However, in order to your flooring to continue that long and still preserve its softness and flair, there are quite a few variables which need to be thought about out of purchase, setup, and maintenance of your hardwood flooring.

Enhancing the Lifespan of your Hardwood Floors

Ideally, you need to take into consideration these variables when installing hardwood flooring:

  • Shade
  • Texture
  • Board width
  • Rigidity
  • End

Some kinds of end are covered by the manufacturer for 10, 20, or even 50 years; however with premium solid hardwood and quality end you can expect a much longer lifespan.

Installation

Poor installation can cause damage to the timber, lowering its projected lifespan. To prevent this, it is recommended that homeowners call in an expert hardwood flooring contractor who can follow all the instructions issued by the manufacturer. Low quality installation can also invalidate the existing guarantee.

Keep in mind the condition or application of the room before performing installation. Wooden floors can suffer damage from excess heat, light and moisture.

Maintenance

One benefit of hardwood floor installation is that it requires little upkeep. Periodic maintenance preserves the wood’s look and extends its lifetime significantly. There are two main elements that cause damage to hardwood flooring:

Light: Use drapes or other methods to prevent exposure to direct sunlight.
Humidity: Extreme fluctuations in humidity may also damage your floor; also as water if left position on the ground.

Wood is sensitive to fluctuations in the natural environment and as such should be held from experiencing random changes in warmth, moisture levels, and sun. With minimal disturbance, it may last long without showing signs of aging.

Tips to help care for your hardwood Flooring :

  • Wipe up water spills quickly
  • Block rain out water and moisture throughout the wet season
  • Vacuum the floor on a weekly basis
  • Use a no-wax cleaner to remove any residue from the floor
  • Do not get furniture polish or hairspray on your floor
  • Use area rugs and door mats in high-traffic areas

Use the proper tools for maintenance and cleaning to make the task easier and to find a lasting effect. Occasional hardwood flooring refinishing ensures that your floor maintains its initial gloss and covers unsightly dents. The more effort you put towards maintaining your floor, the better it seems and the longer it continues.

For Outstanding Hardwood Floors, Contact Barnet Floor Sanding for Refinishing and Repair in the Barnet Area

Barnet Floor Sanding Has more than 20 decades of experience with hardwood floors refinishing and repair in the Barnet. Our philosophy is to give the highest quality craftsmanship and customer support, while working with customers to keep their projected budget and schedule. To speak with a representative now call 020 3151 8320 Or use our online contact form.