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How to Preserve Hardwood Flooring

Posted on June 30, 2021 by fivestarwood

Ever since COIVD-19 hit, staying at home became imperative to protect yourself and your loved ones from the deadly virus. Your office, your bed, and your recreational space all shifted to your home. With this increased home-time, you can pay attention to detailing and decorating your house.

And the best way to give your home an upgrade is to revamp its flooring. Wooden flooring is timeless and naturally renewable, according to Brett Miller, vice president at  National Wood Flooring Association.

Both solid and engineered wood flooring can be an excellent and modern choice for your beautiful home. However, if you’re concerned about maintaining them, here are a few easy tips you can follow to ensure a long life of your aesthetic hardwood flooring.

Keep ‘Em Clean:

Make sure that you dry sweep or vacuum any dust particles that may be lying on the floor. You don’t have to sweep but try not to leave the floor dirty constantly. Vacuuming every day would do the job just fine. In case there is a wine or juice spill, make sure to blot it dry using a towel or kitchen paper. Lastly, always try to use minimal water. So when mopping, ensure that the mop is just damp and not dripping wet. If there is a stain that needs scrubbing, use a mild dish soap and water mixture—again using water conservatively.

Time for a Touchup:a closeup of a hardwood floor


Don’t worry; a touchup merely means that you may want to get your topcoat reapplied. This is just a preventative measure to make sure that your gorgeous floor doesn’t lose its charm. You could call a flooring contractor, and they would refinish your flooring. Dustless hardwood floor refinishing ensures that your floor is sanded, stained, and finished without leaving behind a lot of sawdust everywhere.

When going for a refinish, you can also choose to change the wood stain, giving your home a fresh look.

Damage Control:

Damages are inevitable. For example, you may notice a few cracks and gouges here and there. You may also see that the shine of the floor has dulled down over time. To prevent this, you can place mats and rugs covering the maximum area, but this is not the most practical solution. Hence, you should contact a local flooring contractor who also handles repairs in case of any such damage or spoilage. They would assess the floor and fix all such problem areas.

After the repair process, you can get your stain and topcoat done again, and your floors will look as good as new. This may sound like an extra job, but usually, your contractor will cover this along with the repairs.

Refinish and Repair Your Hardwood Flooring

If you think your hardwood floor needs a quick fix-up, let us do the job. We, at Five Star Hardwood Floor, are true to our name and aim at always providing you with five-star service.