Water is the mortal enemy of your hardwood flooring. Since wood is a naturally porous material, water and moisture can seep in and cause all kinds of problems. Water damage can completely ruin that gorgeous hardwood of yours, so you must be vigilant in preventing it! Here is some more information about preventing water damage in your hardwood flooring.
Prevention Now Means Fewer Costly Repairs Later On
The purpose of the finish on your hardwood flooring is to protect it from all types of damage, such as water and dirt. Even the most durable floor finishes aren’t totally waterproof, but maintaining your finish is the best way to keep water off the wood. Use rugs to protect the finish in high traffic areas. You should also make sure you’re cleaning your hardwood regularly with a hardwood flooring cleaner, such as Bona, and microfiber mop. You can find Bona hardwood floor cleaning products right here at Jason Brown Wood Floors!
Identifying Water Damage
Water damage in hardwood flooring happens over time. That’s why all spills should be cleaned up immediately after they happen. The longer the water sits on the wood, the more damaged it gets. Cupping and crowning of the planks are two of the earliest signs. You may also notice a small hump as the water is absorbed into the wood. Another sign of water damage is dark staining around the edges of the planks, but this typically only occurs when there is a consistent source of water.
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 fantastic 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!
When you’re working on home remodeling projects, there can be a lot of dust. Whether you’re cutting hardwood, drywall, or something else, you don’t want all that dust swirling around your home. That’s where Festool’s line of dust extractors can help! They are even equipped with HEPA filters that will help to clean the air as it goes through the machine!
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.