Caring for Your New Floor
While specific floor finishes require different maintenance, some guidelines apply to the care of all wood floors.
The following information will help to prolong the life of your floor and preserve the finish.
Before furniture is placed back on the wood flooring, floor protector pads should be installed on the bottom of all furniture legs. This will help prevent scratching.
Rugs should be placed at all entrances, These help trap grit and dirt and also help absorb moisture before they have a chance to damage the floor. Please be aware that that in some cases colour variation can occur where rugs are placed.
Customers should expect that all wood floors can shrink and expand with changes in humidity sometimes leaving small gaps between boards. The use of some kind of humidity control can help.
Regular maintenance such as vacuuming and sweeping to remove dirt and dust is beneficial, which if left to build up will be tracked into the floor resulting in scratching and matting of the finish.
Always check around areas where there is potential for damp of spills such as washing machines, fridges etc. Other potential problems include household plants.
Consumers who develop a regular cleaning schedule see the best results. Be aware it is not only recommended to clean a floor after a major event but also to reduce the dirt and grit on the floor resulting in less chance of damage.
When you are looking to clean your floors always make sure you use compatible products that are suitable for your floors finish.