Designing your home is all about letting your own personality show throughout your home. Hardwood floors are a perfect way to give your home that extra touch and personality. Here are some of the top trends in hardwood flooring this year.
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With the holiday season here, it’s important to keep your floors in mind. It isn’t uncommon for hardwood floors to wear down a bit from people being in your home. Here are some tips on how to protect it!
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Do you know how to properly clean your hardwood floors? If you are not sure, we are here to help! Read below for some great hardwood floor cleaning tips!
Determine the Finish
Before you even touch a bucket of water or a mop, find out how your wood floor is sealed. You should do this because the finish, not your wood type, determines how you should properly clean and care for your hardwood flooring.
Newer wood floors are sealed with urethane, polyurethane or polyacrylic. These types of wood floors are stain and water-damage resistant. They are also the easiest to care and clean. All you have to do to clean them is sweep and mop.
Penetrating-seal treated and oil-treated floors
A penetrating seal or oil finish soaks into the wood grain and hardens your flooring. You should clean this type of flooring with liquid or paste wax.
Lacquered, varnished, shell lacked and untreated floors
Lacquers, varnishes, and shellacs are not as resistant to moisture, spills and wear as sealants. Keeping this in mind, treat these types of wood floors the same, as you would penetrating-seal treated and oil-treated floors.
Not sure of your finish type?
If you cannot tell the difference between the finishes, rub your finger across the floor. If no smudge appears, the floor is surface sealed. If you do create a smudge, the floors has been treated with penetrating seal, oil finish, shellac, varnish or lacquer, and then waxed.
For more information on hardwood floor cleaning read this article from iVillage.com
If you have any questions, contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!
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