Wood Floor

How Should I Be Caring for My New Wood Floor?

You've finally installed your beautiful new wood floors, and the warm glow they bring to your home is incredibly satisfying. But now that they're in, how do you keep them looking their best for years to come? Taking care of wood flooring might seem a little daunting, but with the right care, it will add timeless beauty to your home.

Keep it Clean and Dry

  • Dust and Vacuum Regularly: Dirt and grit on your floors can act like sandpaper, leading to scratches and dullness. Sweep or vacuum your wood floors with a soft-bristled attachment frequently – daily in high-traffic areas.
  • Mop Sparingly: Too much water can cause warping and damage. When needing a deeper clean, opt for a damp microfiber mop with a cleaner designed for wood floors. Avoid harsh cleaners!
  • Spills Happen: Deal with spills and accidents immediately to prevent staining and warping.

Prevention is Key

  • The Right Rugs: Doormats and rugs in high-traffic areas trap dirt before it can scratch your floors. Choose mats with non-slip, natural rubber backing to avoid discoloration.
  • Careful with Furniture: Use felt pads under furniture legs to avoid scratches when things are moved around.
  • Keep Those Claws Trimmed: Your furry friends may love your floors too, but untrimmed nails can leave marks. Keep their claws neat to avoid scratches.


Protect Against the Elements

  • Humidity Matters: Wood expands and contracts with fluctuations in humidity. Maintain a consistent indoor humidity level (ideally between 30-50%) to minimize any movement of your floorboards.
  • Sunlight Fades: Direct sunlight will fade and discolor your floors over time. Use curtains or blinds to protect areas that get a lot of sun exposure.

It Needs Professional Attention Too

Even with the best care, your floor will eventually show wear and tear. Professional refinishing services can sand out scratches and apply fresh coats of sealant to give your wood floors back their original shine.

Smart Floors: Your Partner in Beautiful Flooring

Need help deciding on the right wood floors for your home and lifestyle? Looking for an expert to help you maintain your floors for years of enjoyment? That's where we come in! At Smart Floors, we're passionate about helping you find the perfect flooring and keeping it beautiful.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and let's explore how to make your floors a stunning and long-lasting feature in your home!