Maintaining and Protecting Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is a great addition to a home’s décor and can become a real focal point for your room, so it’s essential to keep it in good condition so it doesn’t become an eyesore. Solid wood flooring is also typically a more expensive type of flooring and an investment for your home. Keeping your wood flooring in Ireland in good condition can help you make the most of your investment and prolong the life of your flooring, reducing the risk of more frequent replacements or repairs. 

Read through our helpful post below to find some hints and tips on protecting and maintaining your solid wood flooring. 

Cleaning Your Solid Wood Flooring

  • Stay on Top of Cleaning

Cleaning your wood flooring in Ireland is always useful, not just for keeping your floor looking nice, but also for hygiene purposes. Leaving your flooring to build up dirt and dust can create an unappealing look, but sharper or grittier debris could also lead to scratches. 

  • Choose the Right Products and Tools

When cleaning your solid wood floor, you want to make sure that you are using the correct products and tools to clean the floor effectively and in a way that won’t cause damage. 

Take note of the type of wood your flooring is made with and of any finishes it may have, as certain flooring may require different cleaning and maintenance methods to remain at its optimal standard. 

  • Speak With a Professional  

If you aren’t sure about the best method of cleaning and maintaining your solid wood flooring, then seeking professional help could be beneficial. A professional can offer advice and answer any questions you may have so you can clean your flooring and get it looking as good as new. 

Canadia can offer helpful flooring care guidelines, which can give you tips on cleaning methods best suited to your type of flooring. 

Preventative Measures 

As well as cleaning and maintaining your floor when it’s already dirty or in need of some care and attention, there are preventative measures you can take to help keep your flooring in good condition. 

  • Floor Pads and Rugs 

Your solid wood flooring can become dented and scratched by moving furniture. Whether you are rearranging your furniture or simply pulling out a dining room chair, the movement across your flooring can leave unsightly scratches. Pads on the bottom of your furniture can help protect your flooring in the event of jolting or moving your furniture. 

Laying down rugs in areas of the room that see high footfall could also help protect your flooring from wear while giving you and your guests a warm cushion to walk on and bringing an extra aesthetic touch to the room. 

  • Moisture and Spills

Liquid can be incredibly destructive to solid wood flooring; wood can easily absorb moisture as it is a porous material, leading to unsightly stains and warping. If you spill liquid on your hardwood floor, cleaning it as quickly as possible is vital to help reduce the damage it could cause if left. 

During humid months a dehumidifier could also help protect your wood flooring in Ireland from the high level of moisture in the air. 

  • Sunlight

As well as moisture, sunlight can be an enemy to your solid wood flooring. High sun exposure can cause fading and discolouration for your wood flooring in Ireland and could even lead to warping. 

Taking measures to limit the amount of sunlight on your floor with blinds or curtains, or even by periodically moving furniture around so that the same bits of the floor aren’t constantly exposed, could help limit the damage.

Call Canadia Today for More Information

There are a number of ways to care for and maintain your solid wood flooring. If you are considering investing in solid wood flooring, contact Canadia today. We can also offer a range of accessories so your floor has a completed look, including; skirting, underlay and maintenance products. Our friendly and experienced team is passionate about wood flooring and wants to give our customers top-quality, cost-effective, and sustainable products. Call us on 01 461 0997 to chat with our team about our flooring solutions. 

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