How To Care for Your Hardwood Flooring
- All furniture must have floor protectors installed prior to setting on the floor.
- Note: Remove metal, plastic, or nylon “gliders” from the legs and put soft floor protectors on the flat surface.
- Floor Protectors will need to be changed periodically. Check them periodically to make sure they are clean and free of any sand or dirt particles, which can scratch the floor.
- Rotating your chairs will help pads wear more evenly.
- You can extend the life of your hard wood floors by placing rugs in high traffic areas.
- If you are moving furniture around the room, make sure you use felt gliders or some other fabric to protect the wood.
- Sunlight can also damage wood, so keep an eye on the parts of the floor that get direct sunlight. You can use curtains or blinds to limit the sun.
If you take good care of your hardwood floors, they will last a lifetime and require only periodic refinishing. Scuffs, scratches and imperfections can be sanded out every few years, so that your floors will continue to look like they were just installed.
To avoid refinishing, and to maintain the beauty of your hardwood floors, it is necessary to have your floors professionally buffed and coated with a new topcoat of finish (maintenance coat).This is done periodically, depending upon where and your own personal expectations. To determine if a fresh maintenance coat is needed, look for differences in sheen or luster in heavier foot traffic areas. You will notice the shine and reflection of the floor being duller than areas of floor that receive less traffic.