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Any home or property owner will look for longevity in their finishes, and flooring is no different. Maintaining a hardwood floor can provide decades of solid walking surface and be a beautiful fixture in any space. Accidents, and normal wear and tear can cause damage beyond maintenance. Over the years you may find that you are in need of repairs or replacing an entire plank, that’s where InStyle Flooring and Designs comes in.
Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors
Let’s begin with maintenance. When properly maintained and kept clean your hardwood flooring can look beautiful and new for decades to come. It is essential to keep walkways and high traffic areas free of debris using a high static mop or broom. Vacuums and other electronic devices should be checked to ensure they have settings for proper cleaning of hardwood flooring.
A well placed area rug can serve to stop scratches from pets and furniture. Especially when placed under more mobile items and in higher traffic areas or pet spaces. Children playrooms can benefit from rugs as well. It can not only protect their delicate knees when they fall down, but also a rug can protect your floor from tough toys like blocks.
High traffic areas should be mopped with a damp cloth and sealed floors can have a floor cleaning solution added according to label instructions at least once per week. Be sure to check that all products are designed for application on hardwood floors.
You can also disinfect your hardwood floors.
Restoring Your Hardwood Floors
If you want to revitalize your floors, be sure to choose a floor wax to restore the luster in the finish you most prefer. Sanding and staining can help remove light scrapes and scratches. There are even products to help permanently cover light scratches, helping your floor look more beautiful longer.
Replacing Wood Floor Boards
Whenever possible, replacing a hardwood floor board is preferable to replacing an entire floor. In some instances a repair of the flooring without replacement can be achieved, but in the instance that you can’t repair individual planks of hardwood flooring, you may be able to replace individual planks.
Replacing hardwood floor boards is only optimal when the exact same boards can be found. This may be preferred when scratches are deep and visible, splintering, or warping. In that instance the old board should be replaced by a home improvement professional. If you have decided to replace your floorboard you will need a matching floorboard to replace it with. When you have an older or more unique floorboard this can pose quite a challenge. This is why we recommend to homeowners to purchase a slight amount more than they’ll need at installation. Styles and fashions change, and having a few extra planks to swap out over time can help to keep your floorboards looking fresh.
When you need help finding the right materials to create or renovate, contact the team at InStyle Flooring and Designs. We can help you stay on budget during your next home project. Get started with a Free Quote for your project today. Contact Us