Hardwood floors are an attractive feature and investment in your home and it’s very important that you protect them from damage as much as possible. With pets, children, foot traffic, and other daily harms your Denver hardwood floor encounters, it can be a hard task making sure they stay protected. Here are a couple of tips to help keep your Denver hardwood floors in the best shape possible:
- Leave shoes at the door: When people wear shoes, they track in dirt. Did you know that dirt acts like sandpaper against hardwood floors and can scratch them? Making sure no one wears their shoes, especially heels in the house – it’s the best thing you can do to protect your floor.
- Use rugs, mats, and runners: Heavy traffic areas wear down certain areas of your floors and can be very noticeable. It’s a good idea to lay down some type of protection for entry points and high traffic areas such as kitchens and hallways.
- Clean your hardwood floors properly: Make sure that you use a damp mop – excess water can seep into seems and ruin a hardwood floor. For sticky spots, clean by hand with a sponge and immediately dry them with a paper tower. Also make sure to avoid wax or polyurethane polishes. Once these products are applied to your floor, you won’t be able to apply a maintenance coat because it prevents the new finish from properly adhering.
Make sure you’re following manufacturer recommendations to ensure that you are caring for your Denver hardwood floor properly and not violating the warranty. Your Denver hardwood flooring specialist, TGB Flooring can always help if you have any questions about your flooring. Give us a call today, we are happy to help!