Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Union County Hardwood Floor Installation Tips

The experts at ABC Flooring Inc have been the authority on hardwood floor installation in Union County, and we want to help our customers take great care of this valuable and beautiful investment to their homes. Caring for hardwood floors is different from vacuuming your carpets or cleaning your dishes, because wood is a very unique material to work with. While wood is extremely strong and durable, it can be sensitive to light, chemicals and abuse. The following tips will help you make sure that your hardwood floor installation in Union County has given you the floor of a lifetime.

Protecting your Floor:

Do not place mats or rugs on your floor until two weeks after you have had your hardwood floor installed. After two weeks have passed, place rugs and mats in front of sinks, refrigerators and heavy traffic areas. The idea of this is to trap grit and absorb moisture.

Place pads or rugs underneath chairs and furniture to stop scratches from being inflicted.
Avoid walking on the floor in high heels.

Periodically recoat your floor when the original finish is worn down, but do not wait until you are all the way down to the bare wood. The floor might also require sanding at this point.

Some cleaners and polish damage the finish of your floor. Silicon, wax and pine-based cleaners will damage your wood and leave you with a huge problem. These cleaners can make the floor more difficult to clean.
Dust mop or vacuum the floor regularly.

Stubborn stains might require a damp cloth for the best results, but never saturate your floor. Water will discolor and damage your floor.

Using these tips, you can enjoy the benefits that a wood floor can bring to your home. If you want to learn more about cleaning hardwood floors, contact an expert at ABC Flooring Inc and we will answer all of your questions about hardwood floor installation in Union County.

ABC Flooring Inc
409 77th Street
North Bergen, NJ 07047