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How to Care For Hardwood Flooring in Denver

May 24, 2017

Do you love the way hardwood flooring in Denver looks? If you’re considering installing this type of flooring in your home, it’s important that you understand how to care for it so you can preserve its beauty for years after the installation. Protect and extend the life of your hardwood flooring by following these simple tips:

Prevent damage.

There are certain things that you should avoid if you have hardwood floors in your home. For example, don’t walk across the floor in high-heeled shoes because the spike of the heel could scratch the finish of your new floors. Pets’ claws can also scratch through this finish, so make sure your pets are either kept out of the room or properly groomed so their nails are not an issue. It’s also wise to ask visitors to remove their shoes before coming inside your home and walking on your floors. The bottoms of their shoes may have dirt and debris that could scratch your floor as they walk across it.

Sweep regularly.

To prevent dust, dirt, and other debris from scratching the finish of your hardwood floors, get in the habit of sweeping on a regular basis. Besides preventing damage, sweeping can also keep your hardwood looking clean and beautiful.

Don’t use liquids on the hardwood.

When a floor is dirty, you may instinctively reach for a mop and a bucket, but don’t do this if you have hardwood floors. Hardwood is not very resistant to water, so you should never mop the floors with water, even if the mop is only damp. Doing so can cause a great deal of damage and lead to costly repairs.

Protect your floors from the furniture.

If you have to move furniture out of a room with hardwood flooring, don’t drag it across the floor. Dragging it can scratch the surface of your hardwood floors, so this should be avoided at all costs. You will also need to protect your floor from the furniture that sits on top of it. Do this by placing a protective pad in between the furniture legs and your hardwood floor. Don’t wait to see damage before you do this—this should be done immediately after the hardwood floors are put in.

Adjust the temperature.

Ideally, wood should be kept in a room that is between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit with a 30 to 50% humidity level. Try to keep your home within these ranges to protect your hardwood floors. If hardwood is kept at a temperature or humidity level outside of these ranges for a long time, it may start to buckle. Learn more about how to care for hardwood floors.

Are you ready to install hardwood flooring in your home? Let us help you find the perfect style! Design Craft is a family-owned business in the greater Denver area. We specialize in various window treatments and flooring, including hardwood, and pride ourselves on our customer service and attention to detail. Contact us today for an estimate by calling 303-683-7200!