Wood is a natural product using its own natural variants of grains, colors and characteristics. It should be noted that these variations are perfectly ordinary with any wood product. Wood can also be a living material that responds to change in the climate and its surroundings. In winter, when we heat the inside and humidity dropswood will even release its own humidity causing your wood floors to contract and shrink.
For this reason, it is essential to the care of your hardwood flooring that the humidity in the rooms with any hardwood floors be maintained in the amount between 35--55 percent from the use of humidifier or dehumidifier. It's also important to keep the space temperature between 60 to 75 degrees F by heating or air conditioning.
Some other useful tips to maintain your hardwood floors looking fantastic:
- Keep dirt, sand, water and grit off your hardwood flooring by putting outside mats facing entrances to your home.
- Sweep or vacuum regularly to rid the floor of grit and dust that can scratch the finish.
- Eliminate shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on your own hardwood flooring to prevent scratches and scratches.
- Keep pets' claws trimmed and paws clean and free from dirt or dirt.
- Always apply felt pads under any furniture or chair legs to prevent scratches and to facilitate movement. Keep pads clean constantly and regularly check and replace as required.
- Take care of the wood flooring when moving heavy furniture or massive appliances. Put on mat or piece of plywood and then slide smoothly over floor.
- Use carpets in high wear areas and heavily traveled areas such as pivot points, space entries and stair landings.
- Never flood or wet mop your wood floor with any liquid products, this comprises Ammonia, dust cleaner or some other cleaner that is designed to wash another surface type (ex. Plastic or tile cleaners.) Severe damage may occur that will invalidate the guarantee.
- Wipe up any spills immediately with a damp cloth.
- Exposure to sun with its UV rays accelerates oxidation and aging of materials. This may change the colour of your hardwood floor. Periodically rearrange the furniture will allow the floor to age equally.