Wood floors are an investment in the value of your home; the protection of these floors is necessary to preserve the beauty of your investment in the years to come. Simple steps can be taken that in the long run will provide really big profits, allowing you to avoid the expensive and expensive process of refinishing thicker floors. It is also important to remember that every time your floors are finished, you are actually removing some of the wood that makes up the floor. The less grinding you need to do for your hardwood floors, the more they have the potential to last.
Tips for the protection of the wooden floor not to be missed
1) Use rugs and rugs to protect the busiest areas of your floors. By using rugs and rugs in high traffic areas, you are minimizing the exposure of your floors to actual damage not only from traffic but also from falls, splashes, splashes and any exposure to dirt and other debris from which the carpet protects your floors .
2) Place rubber mats in front of sinks or tubs to prevent unnecessary exposure to water in these areas. Water can not only deform wooden floors, but it can also cause unappealing stains or “water stains”.
3) Use a dehumidifier in bathroom floors to remove moisture from the air and limit the exposure of your hardwood floors to that humidity. This will also help limit the swelling and contraction of the floors due to moisture and steam.
4) Never wear shoes that can damage wooden floors. Heels, golf shoes and any other shoe with both cleats are scratchy bottoms that can bring any kind of problem to your beautiful hardwood.
5) Cut the nails of your dogs and cats to avoid unnecessary scratches on your wooden floors. If you can feel their nails on your floors, it’s time to cut.
6) Use protectors on the legs of all furniture to protect your floors.
7) Never drag furniture onto wooden floors. If you need to move it, use a hand cart or ask a friend to help you lift the furniture before moving it. If you need to drag the furniture onto the floor, slide a small rug under the furniture legs before moving it.