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Tips for Taking Care of Your Wood Flooring in Miami

Tips for Taking Care of Your Wood Flooring in Miami
Anyone who has hardwood flooring in their home knows how beautiful it can be and how much value it can add to homes. They also know that it can take some getting used to when it comes to cleaning because wood flooring needs special care and attention to keep it looking its best for years to come. Here are a few tips for taking care of your wood flooring in Miami. Wash with less water. One common mistake is to use a lot of water when mopping. Wood flooring is not like tile or laminate. It will soak up water, which can cause warping, discoloration, and encourage mold growth. Dry dust every other day. You can stay on top of the cleaning and keep wood floors looking good by taking a broom to the floors every few days to keep dust and dirt from accumulating on them. Take shoes off inside. Shoes can track a lot of dirt and grime into the home and some shoes have hard soles that can scuff wood floors. Having people take their shoes off before coming in is a simple way to avoid damages. Keep pets off the floors. Pets like to run and play. Their nails can really do a lot of damage to wood flooring. Have carpeted areas for pets to play on, or consider safe nail covers to keep the scratches to a minimum. Pad high traffic areas. If you have areas in your home that get a lot more foot traffic than others, like hallways and entryways, consider putting some rugs down to reduce the wear and tear on the flooring in those areas. To learn more about the many benefits of wood flooring in Miami and to get even more great care and maintenance tips from our flooring experts, call us today. Here at Cal and Son we are committed to providing each and every customer with the best service, so get started today! Be the first to like. Like...
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Caring for Wood Floors in a Pet Household

Few things beat the classic look of the hardwood floor, with their various wood grain patterns in shades from amber to umber. But few things can take a beating like hardwood flooring, accumulating unsightly buffs and scratches to the finish. This is especially true in a household with pets or children. The good news is that much of the damage done to a wood floor is easily repaired and prevented in the first place by following these simple tips. Clean Some of the damage done to wood floors is the result of dust and dirt particles. Therefore, sweeping or dust-mopping daily with a microfiber cloth or similar soft mop can help prevent damage. Additionally, mopping with a hardwood floor cleaner, once a month or so can help as well. Be sure to follow the directions listed on the package, and to use a cleaner made for your particular kind of finish. Lastly, clean up all spills or accidents as they happen. Water damage is especially common and can cause fading and warping, which are considerably harder to fix than surface damage. Protect Area rugs or welcome mats, especially in high traffic areas like hallways, can work wonders in protecting your hardwood flooring from dirty shoes or paws. If your pets are especially prone to running and playing, use furniture feet or protective pads to prevent furniture legs from scraping when being moved or bumped. Lastly, try to keep pet nails close trimmed or capped to prevent scratching. Repair Much of the damage done to your hardwood flooring is only on the surface. Refinishing can help restore a wood floor to its original look, by buffing or stripping away the old finish and laying down a fresh protective coat. While an oil-based polyurethane finish can be more durable, a water-based one is safer to be around during installation due to chemicals released by oil-based finish while drying. If you’d rather not stay at a hotel with your animals while your floors are being refinished, oil-based should be avoided. In conclusion, while prevention is the best option, repairing surface damage with refinishing can help restore a scratched or scuffed floor to its original luster. Be the first to like. Like...
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