How To

Keep Your Wooden Floor Looking Wonderful By Working On Maintenance


A wooden floor can be the perfect thing to achieve a minimal look in your home. Getting the right wooden floor will ensure your home looks as sleek as you want it to be. It’ll be easier to keep clean, as well! You won’t have to worry about getting the vacuum cleaner out every day anymore. Even so, a wooden floor requires care of its own. We’re going to look at some ways you can keep your wooden floor looking as good as possible. Failing to take these steps could leave your floor looking old and worn. That would cause massive problems if you planned on selling your home. Not to mention that it wouldn’t look great! Avoid the eventuality by keeping up with everything your floor needs.

 

PROTECTION

 

Taking steps to protect your wooden floor will ensure it stays looking its best. The best thing you can do is invest in a waterproof adhesive. Water spillages can cause trouble for a wooden floor. Once you’ve dropped a drink, you’ll have to cope with staining. Applying a waterproof adhesive will ensure that doesn’t happen. No matter how many drinks you spill, the floor will stay looking great! Think, too, about protecting your floor from furniture damage. Avoid putting furniture straight onto the wood. This can cause warping and dents. Instead, place rugs under your heaviest pieces. If you don’t want rugs under your furniture, invest in furniture caps, or pads, for the legs to rest on instead!

 

CLEANING

 

Though a wood floor is easier to clean than a carpet, it still requires some effort. Invest in a good, long handled brush. Keep this handy, and make sure to sweep your floor through the day. Dust and dirt will be more visible, as it will rest on the surface for everyone to see. Keep on top of the problem to stop it from escalating. At least once a week you should take time to clean your floors. Though there are floor cleaners on the market, most don’t offer more than a bowl of hot, soapy water does. The only benefit to shop bought options is the fragrance. If you want your rooms smelling nice, don’t hesitate to purchase a cleaner. If not, fill the sink and get to work with a mop!

 

UPKEEP

 

Even with the best care, a wooden floor will start looking tired after a while. General wear and tear will cause the colors to fade. Don’t despair! You can restore your floor to its glory by investing in a wood floor polish. Aim to polish the floor at least once a month. This will protect the wood, as well as keeping it looking beautiful! Research which polish would be best for your wood. Using the wrong product could cause more damage than good! Every few years, you should also paint the floor with a wood floor varnish. This will restore the dark color of the wood. Again, varnish will also give the floor an added level of protection!

 


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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