Luxurious Floors That Are Maintenance Free

Hardwood Floors Are Popular For A Variety Of Reasons

They add value to your home due to their timeless, luxurious appeal; they bring nature indoors, creating a cozy, inviting space; they can be completely customized to beautifully complement any décor style; they are a sustainable, durable and eco-friendly product.

But perhaps one of the greatest advantages of hardwood is its low-maintenance appeal. At Chestnut Flooring, hardwood flooring in Toronto remains one of our most popular products due to its ease of maintenance.

MAINTAINING YOUR FLOORS

Today’s hardwood is incredibly easy to maintain as a result of advancements in stains and finishes. Weekly mopping or sweeping is often all that is necessary to keep your hardwood looking its best.

The following tips will help you extend the lifetime of your hardwood floors:

  • Sweep, mop or vacuum your floors once a week or as needed. Be sure that the vacuum head is brush or felt so it does not scratch the floors. A swivel-head mop with a microfiber cover is recommended to remove dirt and fine particles which may scratch the floor over time.
  • Clean up spills and dirt quickly to ensure that they do not penetrate the surface of your floors. Be sure to use a cleaner that is designed specifically for hardwood floors and always follow the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Clean up spills and dirt quickly to ensure that they do not penetrate the surface of your floors. Be sure to use a cleaner that is designed specifically for hardwood floors and always follow the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Be careful not to use water or a wet mop on your hardwood as water can cause permanent damage to wood flooring.
  • Do not apply wax treatments to floors that have a urethane coating.
  • Do not use the following products: ammonia-based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soap, abrasive cleaning soaps, or products containing acidic materials such as vinegar as these can damage the floor and reduce the effectiveness of products designed for hardwood flooring.
  • Ensure that you use interior and exterior doormats to collect dirt and moisture and avoid tracking debris inside.
  • Use area rugs in high traffic areas and rooms which are prone to spills, such as the kitchen. Be sure that the rug is made up of a breathable material to ensure that moisture is not trapped beneath it.
  • Avoid wearing shoes with heels or which may have collected debris such as rocks and gravel.
  • Ensure that your pet’s nails are trimmed regularly to avoid scratching the finish of your hardwood.
  • Avoid dragging or sliding furniture or other heavy items across your floor. Instead, lift all objects or place cardboard beneath heavy items when moving them.
  • Use furniture leg protector pads under all furniture.
  • Protect your hardwood from fading by hanging curtains to reduce the effects of direct sunlight.
  • Ensure that the humidity in your home is kept between 35% and 55%.
Provided that you keep the aforementioned tips in mind, caring for your luxurious hardwood floors is incredibly easy and ensures that they will last a lifetime.

DURABILITY

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