Posts Tagged ‘Moisture’

All About Wood Floor Cupping

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Wood floor cupping is when the sides of hardwood floors are higher up than the center of the boards. This produces a concave-like look on the floor. The issue comes from moisture content changes.

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Rain and your Hardwood Floors

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Fall season brings with it some much-needed rain, but how is this affecting your hardwood floors? A lot of moisture can make your hardwood floors expand, and then contract. This process makes the boards cup, crown, crack and buckle, which all have negative effects on your floors. Here are some tips to make sure your flooring lasts.

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How To Care For Your Christmas Tree And Hardwood Flooring

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Are you worried about your hardwood flooring as you deck the halls and drag your Christmas tree across your hardwood living room floor?  If yes, we are here to help give you a few tips on how to protect your hardwood flooring this holiday season. Read below to find out how.

 

Protect your floors where your Christmas tree is placed:

 

Right under you Christmas tree place a plastic sheet beneath the base. You do not want your floor suffering from water damage, if any spillage happens when watering your Christmas tree.

 

Keep Your Pet Away from the tree.

 

Your pet, just like children, will be curious of seeing a tree in the house. Your pet might think it is potty time. He or she just might pee on your hardwood floor. Not only will there be urine damage but an unpleasant smell. Be careful.

 

Kick off the shoes at the front door.

 

During the holiday season, you may have many guests come in and out of your home. If you are not careful, your guests could bring in moisture from the outdoors on their winter boots. You will need to dry mop spills or liquid moisture as soon as possible. To save your hardwood floor, recommend to your guests to take off their shoes at the front door. Tell them your home is meant for them to be comfortable and relaxed. It works like a charm.

 

For more hardwood floor care and Christmas tree tips, read this article from Blog.BuildDirect.com.

 

If you have any questions or need professional help, contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!

 

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

 

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Preventative Maintenance for Your Hardwood Flooring

Friday, November 4th, 2011

If you want your hardwood floors to not only last as long as possible, but to also look great for as long as possible, then a few preventative maintenance measures are in order. By taking a few minutes here and there to keep your floors clean, you will save yourself time and heartache in the future.

Every hardwood floor will undergo some amount of wear and tear depending on the amount of foot traffic it receives. Preventative maintenance and regular cleaning can help to significantly reduce the rate of wear.

Preventative maintenance includes:

•     Keep dirt and grime off the floor: No matter what you do, dirt, sand, and other foreign particles will find their way onto your hardwood floors. While you cannot prevent this from happening, you can be prompt in cleaning it up. Sweeping regularly is a great way to rid your hardwood floors of dirt and grime.

•     Rugs are your friends: Use rug in high traffic areas. This will help reduce wear and further preserve your hardwood floors.

•     Fabric Glides: Moving furniture on any hardwood floor can be a very dangerous thing to do. However, placing fabric glides on the bottoms of furniture legs will allow you to move furniture around without scuffing your floors.

•     Vacuum: Using a brush attachment, vacuum as much as possible. This will help to get rid of particles that sweeping just could not deal with.

•     Do not let spills sit for long: Moisture and hardwood floors just do not mix. Deal with any spills as quickly as possible, using a dry cloth or paper towel.

So take the time to properly protect your investment. But remember to always follow your flooring manufacturer’s floor care recommendations.

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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