Maintaining your hardwood floor can seem like a full-time job at times, but it is key to ensuring that your flooring installation will last. Each new season stems a new set of problems for your hardwood floors. Winter brings snow, ice, and salt. Spring brings rain, pollen, dirt, and mud. Summer brings additional water, with grass and dirt. Lastly, fall brings on leaves and dirt. A new season approaches as we enter the new year. Listed below are some tips on maintaining your hardwood floors throughout the year.
Cleaning Spills Immediately
Immediately cleaning up spills after they happen is crucial in maintaining your hardwood floor. By doing so, you can prevent stickiness, stains, and unnecessary moisture from forming on your floor, which can ultimately ruin the appearance and structure of your hardwood flooring.
It is recommended that you vacuum your floors at least once a week. Vacuuming can be a hassle at times, but it is key in keeping your home clean, along with making sure any debris missed from sweeping is removed without scratching your hardwood floors.
Keeping a Set Temperature in Your Home
Maintaining a set temperature in your home between 60- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit can help mitigate the expansion and contraction of your hardwood floors due to the fluctuating humidity conditions that transpire throughout the year, ensuring the longevity and structure of your hardwood floors.
Knowing When to Refinish
Over time your hardwood floors will wear down and begin to lose shine. A fresh coat of finish on top of your hardwood flooring can solve this problem. Refinishing your flooring brings back its shine, adds another layer of protection, and ultimately prolongs the life of your hardwood floor.
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 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.
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