Hardwood Floor Maintenance
When it comes to maintaining your hardwood floors, there isn't much else you need to do aside from keeping them clean and ensure that they've been installed and sealed correctly by a trusted team of professionals. It's also important that you choose high-quality wood for your hardwood flooring Columbus Ohio project, as the quality of your wood and the skill level of your contracting team will make all the difference in terms of your hardwood flooring's durability and longevity.
Regularly cleaning your hardwood floors with a proper hardwood floor cleaning solution will ensure that your floors maintain a smooth and refined finish. You'll want to choose high-quality cleaning liquids to polish your floors with, as using the wrong cleaner can lead to smudges and a dingy appearance on your floors. If you aren't sure what cleaning liquids to use, be sure to speak with one of our team members, and we'll offer you some of our favorite cleaning supplies, as well as recommended ones you can pick up at your local store.
Sealing your hardwood floors is one of the most important steps when it comes to the overall longevity and durability of your floors. Having a sealant on your floors prolongs their lifespan and ensures that they're able to better combat certain stains and spills, as well as exposure to moisture, regular foot traffic, and heavy force. We recommend sealing your floors every few years, as this will maintain the beauty and strength of your floors for as long as possible. We offer sealing services so that maintaining your floors can be easy and effortless. We also include hardwood flooring sealing after the initial installation of your hardwood floors, and recommend hardwood floor recoating every 3-4 years thereafter.
If you've opted to have your hardwood floors stained, you'll want to ensure that you have them re-stained every few years, especially when you decide to re-coat your floors with fresh sealant too. These two maintenance techniques go hand-in-hand because your floors will likely fade in color over the years and will require a new stain. In the meantime, you can preserve your floor's color by laying down carpets and rugs, reducing direct sunlight exposure, avoiding spills of dark liquids, and keeping up with your re-staining and re-coating schedule every couple of years.
When to Repair
If you've done all you can and kept up with your maintenance every year but your floors still don't look their best, it may be time to repair or refinish them. Before doing so, one of our experts will be able to assess your flooring and determine the next best step, as most of the time, your floors likely don't need as much work as you may think, especially if you've done your best to maintain them. Refinishing them can have freshness and brightness to your floors while repairing them can get rid of the floorboards that are uneasy on the eyes. Re-staining and adding a new layer of sealant can also do wonders and completely change your hardwood flooring's appearance.