Hardwood flooring brings with it an everlasting beauty as well as a sense of style and elegance with which no other flooring option can compare. With only minimal maintenance needs, hardwood flooring ages exceptionally well with basic regular cleanings and a little bit of TLC (tender loving care). However, because hardwood flooring can be susceptible to scratches and surface damage, it is important to take all precautions in properly protecting it, especially against heavy furniture, to ensure its longevity.
Maintaining Your Hardwood Floor
It is essential that all cleaning and maintenance be done properly, which will help guarantee that your flooring will preserve its lasting health and diminish chances of damage that can easily be avoided. Placing non-rubber mats over your hardwood floor, at all entrance points, will greatly reduce dirt and other particles from entering the house. During routine cleanings, be sure to remove these, allowing the flooring beneath to get some fresh air. Regular vacuuming with a soft brush connector will keep your floor free of dust and other harmful bits that could cause surface damages.
Protecting From Large Heavy Furniture
The best course of action for protecting your hardwood flooring from potential damage brought on by heavy furniture, is attaching cork or felt padding to the bottom of all legs and supports. It often recommended that items such as tables and couches use wider padding to protect against shifting. In cases of moving or relocating furniture, be sure to protect your floor by placing a thin piece of plywood or felt between the hardwood and appliance or furniture, always using a dolly when possible.