Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips

Even though flooring material developments have become success and provide variety of choice of the materials available for home owners to choose from. But seem that most of home owners still appealed and attracted by the materials from natural. Moreover many of homeowners tend to choose the materials that are renewable for their decoration. Hardwood or solid wood is the material that we are going to described in this article. Hardwood is the material that popular among home owners because it is durable and easy to maintain. Apart form those; there are varieties of choice ranging from affordable to the most expensive. There are many types of hardwood that can be made to flooring material such as pines, maples teak, and mahogany etc. Today hardwood floor supplies have to compete with other type of synthetic materials such as vinyl, glass or metal in terms of easy to keep and maintain but if you give the proper method of maintenance so you will find that hardwood is something that can be your first choice without worry.

The way of daily maintenance your hardwood floor is really simple and it is not different from caring other flooring materials. By only using vacuum cleaner and slight damp mop daily to remove dirt and spills. In case for some area such as where there are only slight travelled area, that need special care and use of additional cleaning and protection agents such as wax and formulated wood cleaner. However, the method you will use to maintain your hardwood floor really depends on which kind of seal you have; penetrating seal or a surface seal. Both type of sealing need extra care and you have to follow the instructions from manufacturer so you can see which way will suitable for each type of wood to avoid make unexpected damage to your floor.

According the most distinct advantages of hardwood floor, which keep you room looks shine, welcomed, generate warm atmosphere as well as it looks luxurious and expensive. But in exchange, they need intensive care, so homeowners who decide to use hardwood floor need to invest amount of money on many of cleaning accessories to make your floor in good condition for years. There are two things that you have to pay extra attention, which is about substances that dangerous for wooden floor. Water and gritty dirt are the worst thing for wooden floor and you have to be very careful not allow them existing in your room. However, sometimes it is almost impossible not to have water in the room but incase water drops on the floor, you have to dry it immediately (by mop or dry clothe). Water can damage the wood texture, in some case of laminated wood floor, water will reduce the quality of glue inside the laminated wooed and damage. Using extremely wet mop or wet clothe to clean wood floor must also be avoided. So you may have to consider to use other flooring material in the area that will be risky of water drop such as kitchen and toilet, otherwise you probably have to be very careful if you have wooden floor in these area.

Is there really any information about hardwood floor that is nonessential? We all see things from different angles, so something relatively insignificant to one may be crucial to another. Those of you not familiar with the latest on hardwood floor now have at least a basic understanding. But there's more to come.

Cherdkiat Taesookavat is an architect, providing information and directories about home decor, please visit Hardwood Floors

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