Hardwood Floor Care

How to Choose & Maintain Hardwood Flooring

By February 8, 2023 No Comments

Whether you’ve just bought a new home and you’re looking to add a personal touch, or you’re readying your home for the market and looking for ways to boost the value, hardwood flooring is always a great option to consider.

There are many benefits to having hardwood floors installed in your home, but to get the full scope, you’ll need to know how to choose and maintain hardwood flooring.

At Rees Powell Custom Floors, we’re here to help!

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Floors

There are plenty of different wood types out there to consider, each bringing along their own benefits to your home. In order to decide on the type to install in your home, you’ll want to have a stronger sense of the types of hardwood floors, what they offer, and how they differ. It’s important to consult with a wood flooring specialist when choosing a floor for your home. With over 40 years of experience Rees Powell Custom Floors will be able to help you make the right choice.

Caring for Your Hardwood Floors

After you’ve had your wood floors installed, you’ll want to do everything in your power to ensure that they’re properly cared for and maintained over the years. While they are much more durable than carpets, there’s a few ways to take care of your floors to make them last.

If you happen to spill a drink or another liquid onto your wood floors, you’ll want to clean it immediately to prevent it from being absorbed into the wood. If left ignored, this could lead to surface damage, fading, and even warping.

Furniture is a vital part of your home, but the legs on tables and couches can lead to scratches, so having furniture pads can help you avoid these types of cosmetic issues. Dust will often accumulate on your floor, as well as other surfaces, so you’ll want to sweep or dust on a regular basis.

If and when you notice some signs of surface damage after a few years of having your hardwood floors, you’ll want to have them refinished. These signs can include major scratches, fading and discoloration, or even cupping. Refinishing every few years allows your floors to retain their original aesthetic while also making sure that they last you.

It’s recommended that you have your wood floors refinished every 5-10 years.

Consult the Hardwood Flooring Professionals

While installing hardwood floors on your own can be a rewarding learning experience, it isn’t always easy, and the results often vary. If you want your hardwood floors to look amazing, without the hassle of measuring, cutting, and fitting, then you may want to consult a professional wood floor installation company.

When you’re ready to update your floors to help add durability, style, and value to your home, you can easily begin by contacting us at Rees Powell Custom Floors. We’ve been installing and refinishing hardwood floors in the Central New Jersey area for three generations.

Contact us to get started!