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A Guide to Preventing Common Hardwood Flooring Issues

Jason Brown Preventing Common Hardwood Flooring Issues

Preventing common hardwood flooring issues doesn’t have to be hard. Just use some simple tricks to maintain them year-round!

Hardwood floors are a timeless choice for homeowners, adding elegance and warmth to any space. However, they require proper care and maintenance to retain their beauty and functionality over time. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the most common hardwood flooring issues and provide practical tips on how to avoid them.

Moisture Damage

One of the most significant threats to hardwood floors is moisture. Excess moisture can cause wood to warp, buckle, or develop mold and mildew. To prevent moisture damage:

  • Use mats or rugs in high-moisture areas such as entryways and kitchens to trap water and protect the floors.
  • Clean up spills immediately to prevent water from seeping into the wood.
  • Maintain proper humidity levels in your home to prevent the wood from expanding or contracting excessively.

Scratches and Dents

Heavy furniture, pet claws, and high heels can all cause scratches and dents on hardwood floors over time. To minimize damage:

  • Place felt pads under furniture legs to prevent them from scratching the floor when moved.
  • Trim pets’ nails regularly to reduce the risk of scratches.
  • Avoid wearing high heels or shoes with hard, abrasive soles indoors.
  • Use rugs in high-traffic areas and by doors that lead outside to provide an extra layer of protection.

Sunlight Fading

Exposure to sunlight can cause hardwood floors to fade or change color over time. To prevent sun damage:

  • Use curtains, blinds, or UV-blocking window films to limit direct sunlight exposure.
  • Rearrange furniture and rugs periodically to ensure even sun exposure across the floor.
  • Consider applying a protective finish with UV inhibitors to help preserve the wood’s natural color.

Lack of Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential for preserving the beauty and longevity of hardwood floors. To keep your floors looking their best:

  • Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can scratch the surface.
  • Use a damp mop or hardwood floor cleaner recommended by the manufacturer to remove stubborn stains and spills.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish.
  • Schedule professional cleaning and maintenance as needed to keep your floors in top condition.

Hardwood Flooring 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 18 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.

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