Winter can be rough on your hardwood floors. Road salt, mud, and snow and ice can be tracked into your home whether or not you know it is happening. All of this activity can take a toll on your wood floors. They’ll look old and faded, even if they aren’t. Here are some ways to make that problem go away.
Refresh Your Hardwood Floors
The first thing you can try doing is to refresh your hardwood floors. This process involves refinishing your floors. If you haven’t done it since this time last year, then you should get on it. However, sometimes adding a new layer of coating can make all the difference you need. Adding a new layer of coating protects your floors, and it doesn’t take as long as the refinishing process will. Either way, your floors will already start to look better.
Shine Them Up
Another way to make a change is to give your floors some more shine. You can do this by taking the time to clean your floors. You need to be careful, though, as you don’t want to get carried away and end up damaging your hardwood by using the wrong cleaners. Wax compounds can get rid of dirt, while polyurethane-coated floors will need vinegar and water to clean them.
Adjust Temperature and Humidity
You always want to be as comfortable as possible in your home. Even so, this might mean adjusting the temperature and humidity levels in your home. While you don’t want it to be too hot or humid in your home, you also don’t want to be freezing or feel too dry in the winter time. This is a fine line to walk, especially when it comes to your hardwood floors. After all, excessive moisture damage can take away that beautiful shine.
Protect Your Investment
Are you planning on rearranging some of the furniture in your home? Or getting ready to move out? In both cases, this means moving the furniture around on vulnerable hardwood flooring. To avoid leaving unsightly scratches and gouges, use floor protectors. Doing this can help you prevent any dents forming on your floors, especially if you’re not sure how long it will take to move the furniture around.
Festool Tools are Now Available from Jason Brown Wood Floors!
For over 90 years, Festool has been crafting quality tools for all types of jobs, and those amazing products are now available from Jason Brown Wood Floors! Each week, we will feature a different product on our blog so that you can learn more about them too!
Festool has all of the dust extraction tools that you might need, especially after sanding. A mobile boom arm might be what you need, or a pre-separator could be the key to making your floors look wonderful again.
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.