Welcome our first guest blogger! Julie French: 5 Steps to Taking Care of a Hardwood Floor

It is very important for you to take care of your wood floor if you want it to last for a long time. If you have hardwood flooring in your home it is even more important to take care of that old and worn down wood as the condition of the interior of your home can add quite a bit of value to the market price in case the time to sale your humble abode ever arises.

Taking care of your wooden floor can be quite straight forward. You just need to follow the right steps and develop the right habits. These tips for maintaining the quality of your hardwood floors can come in handy for any homeowner who finds themselves constantly worried about keeping their floors in a high quality condition. Please feel free to leave any tips or tricks for dealing with hardwoods in the comment section and help enlighten us in case we missed anything!

#1 – Always wipe off water and liquids.
If you spill  liquids on your wood floors you should immediately wipe them off. They can damage your wood floor if you don’t do anything quickly.

#2 – Fill the gaps
Wood floors can easily be scratched by heavy furniture when dragging them. If you spot any deep scratches in your hardwood floor you fill them by using some wood fillers. Wood fillers are usually made out of wood which will make it look natural. Apply some wood filler in the gap. Let it dry and sand it in order to have something smooth and flat

#3 – Hardwax and oil
Applying some hardwax and oil on your hardwood floor will make it look nice and will make it more resistant. It will be a protective layer on your wood and nourish the wood.

#4 – Sanding your hardwood floor
If you think your hardwood has to many scratches and needs a fresh look you can use a sanding machine to remove all visible damages.

#5 – Pads and mats
If you want to avoid any damage on your wood floor be sure to use furniture pads which avoid the scratches. You can also use mats in doors way to prevent any dirt and small stones to be dragged inside your house

 

These tips should help you keep those hardwood floors in tip top shape.  Of course you always want to keep your floors in good shape for aesthetic reasons but you also must keep in mind that you never know when you might have to move or sell your house, and these tips will help save you big time money in the long run!  Feel free to email us any questions or feel free to leave them in the comment box and maybe we can help you!

 

Thanks!

 

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Julie also recommends visiting these sites for all of your wood flooring needs!  So be sure to check them out for her!

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About Kiah

I received my Geography and GIS (Geographic Information Science) degrees from Appalachian State University in the Mountains of North Carolina (Go Mountaineers!!) I own and run my own GIS Mapping and Consulting company called MAPS of Carolina LLC (Mapping and Planning Services of Carolina) I also work as the head of marketing and advertising as well as SEO and social media for an online E-Commerce company based out of Harnett County, North Carolina. The company, DIYGarageShelf.com, makes really great DIY garage storage shelving kits that are affordable and easy to install. Our kits can provide a home owner with tons of storage that they never knew that they had. I enjoy being outdoors and love to go hiking, fishing and camping. I am a travel nut and have been to Central and South America as well as all over the United States (excluding New England, parts of the midwest, and Alaska and Hawaii) I have a 7 year old female black Lab who is smarter than some humans I know. I love animals and love living in and having been raised in a rural area such as Harnett County, North Carolina. People definitely move at a slower pace around here and it is really a beautiful part of the country! Nothing like spending a day on the Cape Fear canoeing and fishing with a good buddy!
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One Response to Welcome our first guest blogger! Julie French: 5 Steps to Taking Care of a Hardwood Floor

  1. excellent post, very informative. I wonder why the opposite experts of this sector don’t understand this. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

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