Incorporating hardwood flooring into your home is a great addition and it can completely transform any area – from hallways to kitchens and even bathrooms. However, it’s important to take the right care and maintenance to ensure your stunning wood floor stays in top condition throughout the seasons, even in summer.
GET INTO GOOD HABITS FROM THE START
As the old saying goes “prevention is better than the cure” and this is certainly the case with hardwood floors and the warmer months is no exception. Taking the right preventative methods from the outset will help maintain your floors for longer, whether you have beautiful Walnut Wood Flooring or a light birch.
With this in mind, always avoid walking on wood floors with damaged heels or spiked shoes. Furthermore in summer, with more time spent outdoors there’s an increased amount of dust, sand and dirt coming into your home that can scratch the surface of wood floors, so remove shoes and place rugs in heavy footfall areas to collect the dust.
This may have you itching to wet mop the floor, but this isn’t necessary and certainly you shouldn’t use harsh cleaners, in particular those that contain citrus and tung oil – instead use a micro-fibre brush or vacuum to remove the particles.
Also, if have any spills or accidents on your hardwood floor, ensure they are wiped immediately to avoid excess moisture seeping into the wood or staining.
If you’re households with pets, it’s a good idea to keep pets nails trimmed to avoid scratching the surface of the wood as well.
A SUMMER MAKEOVER
With warmer weather, summer is a great time to carry out maintenance on your hardwood floors. This may be just a case of sanding down small worn areas and re-applying a protective layer of sealant or varnish.
However, in some instances, a complete restoration is essential, in which case seeking professional advice is recommended.
At Just Wood we offer an excellent re-sanding and restoration service, using tried and tested techniques to restore hardwood floor to its former glory!
Another option is to invest in a brand new hardwood flooring to give your home a completely new look and with so much variety on offer, you’re sure to find the right colour, style and material to meet your requirements.
With a wealth of experience in both supply and installation, we make sure any job we undertake is carried out with complete professionalism from start to finish. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experienced Just Wood team.