If you have a beautifully restored hardwood floor in one of the rooms in your home the last thing you’ll want to happen is for anything to be spilt on the floor. However, it is inevitable that accidents will happen. It’s how you prepare for the accident, and what you do straight after the accident that can make all the difference to a hardwood floor.
We all know that wood and moisture don’t mix, and if a wet or damp patch is left on a hardwood floor for any length of time the wood finish and even the wood itself can be damaged. This is why it is so important that any spills are wiped up as soon as possible. Most wood floors can take a lot of abuse before they show signs of damage and the occasional spill on a hardwood floor shouldn’t cause it a problem, as long as it is removed straight away.
If a spill has occurred on the floor and the surface finish layer has been damaged, it is often a good idea to let a professional wood finisher take a look at the floor. They have the tools and the experience necessary to make the appropriate repairs to the floor without the floor having to be totally refinished.