10 Tips To Keeping Milwaukee Hard Wood Floors Beautiful & Long Lasting

10 Tips To Keeping Milwaukee Hard Wood Floors Beautiful & Long Lasting

Milwaukee based Royal Wood Floors provides home owners with valuable information on how to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting after a new floor installation or refinishing project.

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.

“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 Allman. Here are those tips, now available to you from the professionals at Royal Wood Floors.

Tip 1 – Remove all shoes when walking on your beautiful hard wood floors.

beautiful hard wood floorsSand has razor sharp edges that will cut and break down the finish of a wood floor. This also includes dirt or other foreign debris that take away a beautiful finish over time.

“We understand that it’s not always easy to remember to remove the shoes, but if you do, this will go a long way to keeping your floors looking shiny and beautiful for a long time before having to re-coat or polish them”, Allman.

Tip 2 – Cutting down on harmful ultraviolet rays

damage from ultra violet raysClose blinds and/or drapes when not home to save floor from fading in those areas. Over time, the ultra violet rays of the sun can cause the coating or protective sealant on the wood floors to oxidize. If left un-handled for extended periods of time, the wood itself can be affected. While buffing and re-coating can remedy this problem, it’s just as easy to extend the life of the floors beauty by taking precautions.

Tip 3 – Keeping up with maintenance.

keeping up with maintenance on your hard wood floorsKeep up to date with buff and coats to preserve the ware layer of finish.

Routine buffing and coating of your hard wood floors can keep them protected and looking beautiful for many years. Through professional inspection, potential issues can be isolated and resolved as well. Royal Wood Floors can help residents in the greater Milwaukee area by scheduling an easy maintenance routine that works for you.

Tip 4 – Use the right products that help keep the floor protected.

Do not use vinegar on your wood floors.

Never use vinegar to clean a floor with water based finish. Just use water or a top name brand cleaning kit. There are cleaning kits that are available on the market that can help you keep your floors routinely maintained without damaging the wood itself. Many professionals in the field of caring for hard wood floors recommend Bona as the cleaner of choice. It is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Tip 5 – Keeping pet nails trimmed.

keep your pet nails trimmedKeep your pets nails trimmed to prevent scratches.

Let’s face it, we love our furry friends and they are an important part of our lives. However, in order to have those beautiful hard wood floors you must keep their nails trimmed in order to maintain a scratch-free floor that stays beautiful. And they will appreciate it too!

Tip 6 – Prevent a cloudy finish

Prevent your floors from having a cloudy surface finish. Be careful with hairspray and furniture polish, both can cloud your finish. Over time this cloudy finish can wear on the surface coating of your floors as well as prevent the natural wood grain from beautifying your space. Also, avoid oil soaps as they can build up and create problems when it’s time for a maintenance coat of finish.

Tip 7 – Protection from high traffic

use area rugs to keep wood floors protectedProtect high traffic areas of your hard wood floors with area rugs.

To maintain protect high traffic areas with area rugs. It’s best to use area rugs without vinyl or rubber backing to prevent anything from sticking to the floors that might damage the floors protective coating.

Tip 8 – Keep out the rain

keeping the rain away from hard wood floorsKeep your beautiful hard wood floors dry from the rain.

It’s important to take protective measures to keep the rain out and off of your beautiful hard wood floors. Water can ruin the finish and stain the floor. Close windows of rain is expected.

Tip 9 – Using plant trays to prevent water damage.

use plant trays to protect wood floors from waterProtect your beautiful hard wood floors by using proper plant trays to keep the water from damaging them.

Keeping trays under plants and wiping up any water when you see it goes a long way to protecting hard wood floors. Simple plastic water trays can be acquired at most hardware stores for just a few dollars. Place these under any house plants and simply be mindful of wiping up any spills. This will ensure that your hard wood floors stay beautiful.

Tip 10 – Prevent unnecessary scratches.

Protect your beautiful hard wood floors by never pushing or sliding furniture across them.

It’s better to lift furniture whenever moving it. Never slide it. This way you will avoid unnecessary scratches and keep your floors looking beautiful for you and your spaces.

When it comes to beautiful and ornate hardwood floors in Wisconsin, there is only one answer…it’s Royal Wood Floors! For more than 15 years now, Keith Allman, founder of Royal Wood Floors, has been overseeing and personally installing some of Southeastern Wisconsin’s most gorgeous and elaborate hardwood artwork. They provide quality wood floor refinishing services that are some of the best quality in the nation. Royal Wood Floors also offers financing upon request.

“The best way to prevent problems 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 727-267-2617.

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