Milwaukee hard wood floor company educates home owners on important things maintaining their hard wood floors after refinishing or installation.
Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. “We feel that by educating the home owner they can be better equipped to tackle a project themselves or will know what to ask and expect when working with professionals”, he ends.
Whether you are a home owner that wants to refinish your own hard wood floors to bring back its natural shine and beauty or you are looking at having a professional flooring company do the work, it’s important to understand these important facts. This way, your hard wood floor project will go as smooth and successful as possible.
Importance of Hard Wood Floor Maintenance
Unlike most floor coverings, wood floors are a long term investment, that correctly maintained, will last the lifetime of the home. Fortunately for consumers, today’s wood floors offer a wide spectrum of product options that are very easy to maintain.
Unlike times past, when people had to get down on their knees to buff their wax floors, taking care of wood floors today requires little effort. The routine maintenance involves protecting the finish from scratches and moisture. If consumers avoid both of those things, they have a handle on most of their wood floor care.
Consumers should realize that their hard wood floors aren’t impervious to an onslaught of spills, grit and water. Every hard wood floor care customer should be educated by the floor professionals in regards to maintenance. Proper maintenance – both preventative, such as using throw rugs and floor protectors, and routine, such as using the correct wood floor cleaner. Hard wood floor consumers should be aware that using improper cleaners can void their warranty and also cause future problems with re-coating. Wood floor customers should understand maintenance schedules. Depending on the traffic on the floor, most floors will need re-coating at some point. It’s best to call a hard wood flooring professional if you feel your wood floors need some care. Royal Wood Floors services the Milwaukee area and has for many years.
As a hard wood floor owner, you should understand how humidity affects wood floor performance. High humidity can also cause gaps between the floor boards. While specific finish types may require different maintenance, some guidelines apply to all hard wood floor care.
Floor protector pads should be installed on the bottoms of all furniture legs before furniture is placed on the wood floor. Rugs should be placed at all entrances. They help trap grit and absorb moisture before either one has a chance to damage the finish. Rugs should be shaken out, cleaned and thoroughly dried when they get wet. Be aware that area rugs can cause differences in color due to differences in light exposure on the wood. You should expect that floors will shrink and expand with changes in humidity, sometimes leaving small gaps between boards. To minimize changes, humidity control in the spaces or home is recommended.
“The best way to make sure that your hard wood floors are protected and as beautiful as they naturally can be, is to always do the research first or seek professional help. Then problems such as the ones described here can be prevented,” says Allman.
For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, or learn about custom wood styles or the company’s inlay and medallion installation services, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066.
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