It’s no surprise that hardwood floors are a popular choice among Johns Creek homeowners. They are naturally beautiful, come in a wide variety of design options, and when maintained properly can last a lifetime. At Floor Coverings International Northeast Atlanta, our customers trust our experience and advice when it comes to hardwood flooring. Here are 3 quick tips to make sure your hardwood floors are getting the care they need to last.
Sweep or vacuum your hardwood floors regularly to help prevent dust and dirt from building up. This is especially important in high-traffic areas where dirt and other debris can scratch or damage your floor’s surface. When vacuuming, avoid using attachments with beater bars or rotating brush heads as the additional friction can cause unnecessary wear. We recommend using a microfiber sweeper or dust mop for a quick, everyday cleaning.
Avoid Mops and Chemicals
It’s important to wipe up any spills immediately to prevent liquids from seeping into and staining the wood. As tempting as it may be, it is important to avoid using wet or damp mops to clean your hardwood floors. Everyone likes that good, “clean” feeling, but using wet mops to clean your floors with water, soaps, and other cleaning liquids can leave residue that will shorten the life of a floor’s finish. Check with your manufacturer for their list of approved floor cleaning products.
Use Area Rugs and Furniture Pads
Protect high-traffic zones such as living rooms and entryways with area rugs and doormats. Thoughtfully placed rugs and mats can prevent premature wear and tear while elevating the design of any space. Furniture pads are also a simple and effective way to protect your hardwoods. They are inexpensive, quick to install, and help prevent unnecessary scratches and gouges.
Floor Coverings International Northeast Atlanta is here to help you make the right choices for your flooring projects. We proudly serve Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners, Jasper, and surrounding areas and provide free, in-home consultations to help you find the best option for your home.