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Choosing the right flooring for your home is very important. Every person that enters your home comes in contact with the flooring. One of the best flooring options to choose from is the hardwood flooring as it is extremely durable and long lasting. Moreover, it gives your home a very aesthetic look.
To give your hardwood flooring a clean and rich look forever requires simple cleaning and maintenance. If you follow the basic tips mentioned below, you can be assured that the hardwood floorings will look new forever.
Tips to maintain your hardwood flooring:
• It is important that you use floor rugs at the entrances of your home. This will avoid the dirt and dust from your shoes from entering your home and damaging the classy finish of the hardwood flooring.
• Use curtains or blinds during the day to avoid the ultraviolet rays from entering your home. The rays of the sun can cause your hardwood flooring to fade.
• Hardwood flooring can be damaged by continuous movement of heavy furniture items. Hence, the use of felt pads can avoid the furniture to damage the flooring while being moved from place to place.
• Do not use any other cleaners for your hardwood flooring except the ones actually formulated for it.
• Do not use the conventional mop and bucket method to clean the hardwood flooring as it could be damaged if kept in continuous contact with water or dampness.
Follow these points and your hardwood flooring will look new for ages. Along with other benefits, they will also earn you a lot of compliments as well.
- 30th September 2009
Hardwood floor has become an extremely popular option in both homes and offices in recent years. The beautiful and elegant flooring is made from different types of wood. Maple, mahogany, pine and many other types are used to make hardwood flooring. The hardwood flooring looks very magnificent and adds beauty to your interiors.
If you are planning to install the hardwood flooring at your home then you need to know many things. You do not need to worry, because each hardwood floor has its own uniqueness.
There are many types and different forms available. It will help your floor and home look better. With the kind of appearance all of them have it will add elegance to your home.
If hardwood floorings are maintained very well then they last for generations and decades. It is durable and this means that you do not need to worry about the floors once they are installed. The wood floorings will increase the value of your home which means the price of your home will also increase if you install the hardwood flooring.
Flooring is available in different varieties which helps you choose the one you want for your home. You can go for any one of them once you have viewed all of the samples. So what are you waiting for? Get your hardwood flooring today!
- 30th September 2009
Designing your home is not an easy task. A home is made up of many different accessories and objects which make it complete and beautiful. Selecting the right kind of flooring is indeed important.
Many things can be illustrated by the style of your home-flooring. The taste, style and status of the tenant or resident are determined by the kind of flooring selected. Wooden flooring is the most viable option in order to create the perfect atmosphere and style statement.
It is advisable to consider the different types of wood materials available which will suit your home. Customers may settle for hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is truly elegant and gives the entire home a stunning quality.
In addition to this, the type of flooring should be selected after considering the set-up and infrastructure of the entire home. Other factors like the measurement of the total area and the area which will be covered by wooden flooring should be determined prior to installation.
Benefits of wooden flooring
Wooden flooring provides customers with the following additional benefits:
• Cost effective
• One-time investment
• Easy maintenance
• Increases the resale value of the home
• Long shelf life.
It is beneficial to seek the help of an expert in the field of wooden flooring prior to arriving at a decision.
- 29th September 2009
Wooden floors have become very popular nowadays because of their natural look. Cleaning and maintenance of wooden floors is very easy, as they require sweeping and vacuuming only once or twice a week. You can also use wood floor cleaning products once a week to keep them shiny and new.
Wood floors are natural and are a recyclable and renewable source of energy. One of their most important benefits is that unlike carpet, wood floors do not collect dust or other allergens.
Tips for Wood floor care
The maintenance of wooden floors is not very complicated but if they are not properly maintained then the wooden flooring may be damaged.
Water is not good for wooden floors, so make sure you clean the floors quickly after water spills. Wring out your mop fully before mopping the floor. Excess water may cause long term damage.
Dust and dirt can damage the floor by taking away its shiny look and dry up the finish of the floors. You need to ensure that you sweep and vacuum the floors regularly. Vacuums with beater bars are not good for your wooden floors because beater bars could dent your flooring.
Placing mats at the entrance and exit can help you to some extent, as these will reduce the amount of dirt on your floor hence keeping your floor looking great for many years to come.
- 29th September 2009
People today prefer using wooden flooring for a host of reasons but specifically for one - its simplicity. Wooden flooring is simple in its design and looks elegant as well. People who use wooden flooring know its benefits. The overall look of a house that is decorated using wooden flooring can be quite dramatic, given that it adds a classic touch to the décor. With all its positive reasons maybe you should consider installing wooden flooring in your home?
The other benefits of wooden flooring
We know that wooden flooring not only looks great and can enhance the over all look of your home. But what are the other advantages of wood flooring?
- Wooden flooring is unique. As opposed to a carpet that promises a uniform look all over. Wooden flooring can give you a very unique look given that each plank that goes into your wooden floor is different.
- Wooden flooring is not a home for dust mites. If you thought that your carpet would make your home feel great, you are mistaken. Wooden flooring is a great way to keep the spread of dust mites at bay. In fact it is easier to clean a wooden floor than to clean a carpet.
- Lastly, wooden flooring allows movement of furniture and is tough enough to take the wear and tear of our daily lives. When a carpet is fitted to a home, the furniture in the house usually leaves marks in the carpet. This is not the case with wooden furniture.
So, if you are considering a new flooring choice for your home, maybe wooden flooring would be a good choice, given its combination of reliability and beauty.
- 28th September 2009
Flooring is an essential part of your home. The right style and pattern of your flooring makes a favourable impression on any guest or visitor. Flooring can thus reflect the beauty of the entire home. Wooden flooring is preferred by customers in order to provide an elegant and artistic look to their homes. Wood is one of the most beautiful natural materials and wooden flooring will never go out of fashion or demand. Hardwood flooring is generally preferred by customers due to its durable nature and attractive styles and different patterns.
Why hardwood flooring?
Hardwood flooring is durable in nature and has stood the test of time. It can tolerate any sort of impact. The resale value of the home increases due to hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is also available in many different price ranges and variations.
Clean your hardwood flooring regularly:
The colour of the hardwood flooring tends to fade if not maintained or cleaned regularly.
Staining the floor should be avoided. Use of strong cleansing agents might cause the colour of the flooring to fade. Hardwood flooring should be cleaned regularly using mild cleaning agents suitable for cleaning wood.
Customers can also seek the help of experts to clean the wooden flooring. Thus, regular maintenance and care will prevent your hardwood flooring from appearing dull or drab.
- 27th September 2009
Wooden flooring is the talk of the town. We have heard a lot about the beauty and elegance of hardwood flooring. It is even a popular choice with interior designers. If you wish to renovate your home, installing hardwood flooring will not only enhance the look of your home but will also act as a great investment. There are plenty of designs and styles available giving your home a warm and luxurious look. You can hire a professional to install it but if you wish to save money, you can install it yourself with additional care. Here are a few tips to install it:
Firstly, select the type of hardwood flooring you wish to install. There is a rich variety of maple, oak, cherry, walnut etc, available to give your home a spacious look with natural beauty. You can stain it with the shades and tones you desire.
After this, select the finishing options. Pre-finished wood is already stained and coated. It is expensive but saves time. Another choice is to finish the wood after installation. You must sand the floor after each coating; use of urethane coating will protect its surface. This is a time consuming process and may take a few days.
You can also go for reclaimed or distressed flooring. It has an uneven texture but is scratch resistant. It is attractive and gives an exclusive look.
You may install any type of hardwood flooring but proper maintenance and care is vital. Clean it with a vacuum cleaner or a damp cloth. Avoid excessive water as it can damage the flooring. Wooden flooring will keep your home and interior space truly stylish.
- 26th September 2009
Hardwood flooring is extremely beautiful. Hardwood has a certain natural charm about it which no other kind of flooring can match. Hardwood flooring in your house will give your space a warm and comforting atmosphere.
For a long time, hardwood floors were of only one kind. However, a lot has changed. There is a presence of a whole variety of woods which can be used to make hardwood floors now. With a lot of options for homeowners, opting for hardwood flooring has become a lot more creative and people now have access to a wide range of hardwood floors.
Hardwood flooring can also be purchased in both finished and unfinished varieties. The choice between these two depends completely on the homeowner’s wishes. Hardwood flooring made by reputable companies is also quite durable. Hardwood flooring is made to be strong and more scratch resistant than it ever was. New types of hardwood floorings are able to deal with excess stress, abuse, wear and tear in a much better manner to ensure longevity. Hardwood flooring these days is also coated with a protective finish which prevents them from getting scratched.
Hardwood flooring requires some amount of maintenance for it to maintain its look over a long period of time. This will involve sanding the hardwood flooring periodically and cleaning it on a regular basis. Taking good care of your hardwood flooring will ensure that it lasts and looks great for a really long while.
- 25th September 2009
What are engineered wooden floors?
Engineered wooden floors comprise of more than one layer of wood. Made from multi layers of wood floorings, the top is made of real wood which could be oak or walnut. Such boards, therefore last longer and have become popular in use commercially as well as in houses.
The top layer which is made from real wood varies in thickness from 1mm to 8mm. A base layer of wooden ply is positioned at a right angle to the top layer. Such a structure prevents the movement which is seen to occur in solid wood.
Types of engineered wooden floorings:
- Two ply wooden floors: Such wooden floorings comprise of one layer of real wood and one layer of ply beneath it.
- Three ply wooden floors: These are made of one layer of real wood and two layers of ply wood below it positioned at opposite angles to the top layer.
- Multi ply wooden floors: Comprised of one layer of real wood and multi layers of ply placed below it, multi ply wooden floors prove to be more sturdy and stable. Multi ply wooden floorings which are 18mm thick or more than that are also referred to as structural boards. These can be used directly on the joists, keeping the finished wooden flooring at a lower height.
Oak tends to expand. Such a movement is eliminated as the layers in such engineered wooden floorings are glued to the top layer at an angle of 90 degrees.
- 24th September 2009
Flooring design is a matter of careful planning and crafty execution. There are a number of options and alternatives when it comes to flooring. It simply depends on your individual tastes. If you are more of a contemporary person and just want to have regular tile or marble floors, then this is the option you should take. However the problem with tiles or marble floors is that they need to be of a lighter colour and have to be cleaned regularly. But aside from carpets, what are the other options?
Wooden flooring is the right choice
Wooden flooring is the kind of flooring option that goes with practically every style of décor that there is. Wooden flooring looks elegant and also gives your house a homely feel. If it is the colour scheme of your home that you are concerned about then there are wooden flooring options and varieties which can add to, rather than take away from the overall look of your house.
An added advantage to wooden flooring as mentioned before is that there is absolutely no problem in maintaining and cleaning wooden floors. There will be no odour, no smell involved and definitely no instances of dust accumulation which is extremely common with carpets. Each plank in wooden flooring is different which lends a feeling of uniqueness to your home flooring and adds a dimension of sheen and class to your home’s overall identity.
- 23rd September 2009
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