How to Prevent Damage on Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors, when well-maintained, add a classic beauty to your home that is hard to beat. When we complete your beautiful new hardwood floor installation in Lewisville, you will be getting gorgeous new floors – but the rest is up to you. Here are some tips that you can use to ensure that your new hardwood floors stay in the best condition possible.

Have Pets?
Make sure your pets’ nails are carefully trimmed and be sure to wipe off their paws whenever they come in from the outdoors. Long pet nails can scratch your flooring, and dirt and mud tracked in on their paws can stain it.

Using Your Heat?
When you use your heater, you can inadvertently cause your wood floors to shrink. Using a humidifier in the winter can help reduce shrinkage and keep your floors looking beautiful.

Spilled Something?
When it comes to spills on your hardwood floors, time is of the essence. Wipe up any spills immediately with a clean cloth.

Dropped Wax or Gum?
Wax from dripping candles or chewing gum can potentially damage your hardwood floors, so it is important to take care when removing them. Grab an ice cube and use it to harden the wax or gum, and then gently scrape the substance off with a credit card or other form of plastic scraper. After you remove the object, gently clean the area with a slightly damp cloth.

Contact Design Floors today to discuss a new hardwood flooring installation today.