Wood flooring can bring a beautiful, natural element to your home, but that beauty may require more upkeep than standard carpeting. Courtesy Carpet, a family-owned and -operated carpeting business in Monroe, CT, knows a thing or two about cleaning and preserving your floors' finishes.
Courtesy Carpet recommends following these tips to keep your wood flooring in the best condition possible:
- Vacuum Regularly: Keeping your wood flooring clean plays a big part in the overall health of the finish. Vacuuming your hard surface flooring at least once a week will help to reduce the amount of fine debris rubbing on your floors and wearing the finish.
- Beware Of Unwanted Moisture: Try to keep any hairspray, furniture polish, or rain off of your wood flooring. Not only can the moisture ruin the finish, but it can also get underneath the boards and cause warping, stains, or mold. Be sure to wipe up any unwanted moisture immediately.
- Use Doormats & Area Rugs: For areas of your wood flooring that get a lot of foot traffic, consider placing an extra-long doormat or an area rug that can act as a bit of protection. Just be sure they aren’t backed with vinyl or rubber; these materials trap humidity and can actually do more harm to your wood flooring.
For over 40 years, Courtesy Carpet has been offering discount flooring, carpet installation, and next-day hardwood flooring installation. Visit their website to learn more about all of the products and services they offer, or call (203) 816-6311 today for a free estimate on all of your flooring needs.