Wood floors are often a stunning addition to any home. They provide a rustic yet sophisticated look to most spaces. However, as time goes on these floors can begin to lose their luster. Here are some tips on how to make wooden floors last longer.
Make Sure Your Furniture Has Floor Pads
Scratches will always happen, the question is how you can prevent scratches as much as possible. Furniture pads on the bottom of your tables, chairs, and couches will help reduce the number of scratches your floor endures.
Clean Spills Quickly
When you have a spill, clean it quickly with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Too much moisture can cause the wood to warp, split, or gap. That’s why it’s vital to keep the amount of moisture to a minimum around your wood floors.
Dust will accumulate in your home no matter what you do. That dust will settle into the grain and the spaces between your floor boards, that’s why it’s important that you dust/sweep often.
Re-finish Every 3-5 Years
As time goes on, your floors will begin to lose their luster. It’ll become duller and less reflective, overall it’ll lose that shine that wood floors are known for. If you want to keep that glow, then you’ll want to reapply floor finish every 3-5 years, depending on how much foot traffic your floor sees.