If you choose to have new wooden flooring installed in your home you are not only choosing a new floor, you are also buying into a new lifestyle. Hardwood flooring features in all the glossy home design magazines which adorn the shelves at your local newsagent and there is a good reason for this – hardwood flooring is stylish, elegant and gives a lift to how the whole home looks.
Anyone who has a new hardwood floor installed wants to keep it looking at its best, however after a few years of use the floor can start to look a little tired. The flooring aging process can be slowed by making sure you wear slippers around the house and by making sure that felt pads are fitted to the legs of furniture items. Moving rugs around the room can also be a good idea if you have wooden flooring. The floor shade will lighten or darken due to sunlight, depending on the type of wood and the conditions in the room, but moving any rugs you have around can slow this.
If a hardwood floor has seen a good deal of wear and tear, there’s no need to worry. Hardwood flooring can be professionally sanded and a coat of finish applied to the new smooth surface. This can bring back the lustre within the wood and make the floor look as good as new for a few years more.