The Advantages of Wooden Floor and How to Maintain it Properly

Romantic Bedroom with Wooden Floor and Wall PanelsNowadays wooden floor is increasingly becoming on demand to be used as a finishing touch for home interior. Here are some factors which make woods become that popular:

1 . Wood is unique
Why is wood unique? It is because wood is derived from nature with a beauty that cannot be duplicated perfectly despite using sophisticated and modern technology. Some people say that using wood is not environmentally friendly. Well, wood can be not environmentally friendly if we take it from the wild , but can also be friendly when we take it out of an FSC-certified forest ( Forest Stewardship Council ) where it applies the selective logging process that will not break and reduce the environmental sustainability .

2 . Wooden flooring can increase the value of the property
In this more rapid growth of property many developers are competing to provide exclusive and elegant residence using wood flooring as an option. A residential property will have a higher resale value when using a wood floor.

3 . Wood flooring does not interfere with health
Wooden floor can be the right choice for allergy sufferers because it can substitute carpets. And also from the psychological side, the wooden floors can give the impression of a warm and familiar interior.

How to take care of wood floors appropriately
The wood floors are not only beautiful but also look natural and radiate warmth throughout the room. However, we often feel confused about how to care for floors appropriately. Well, here we share the tips for wood flooring maintenance and cleaning.

1 . Sweeping the wooden floors
For daily maintenance you can get rid of dust by sweeping the floors. Use a soft broom (dust mop) or vacuum cleaner to deal with this.

2 . Mopping the wooden floors
If you want to mop the floor, you should do it once a week to prevent damage caused by water infiltration into the wooden floor. If you use cloth to mop the floors, make sure that you squeeze it in such a way so it does not contain too much water. Use a special cleaning fluid for wood flooring. If your wood floor is exposed to liquid spills, immediately wipe with a dry cloth. Do not leave it too long and for it would leave spots on your wood floor.

3 . Waxing and buffing the wood floors
You need to do waxing and buffing the wood floor back to make it not look dull. It takes special skills in this regard, but you can also call wood floor care professionals to restore colors that have been dull or faded.

4 . Covering furniture and other objects
You might find your beautiful wooden floor is scratched due to your home furniture. To prevent it, you can cover the furniture and even other objects with rubber layers so that it will minimize the occurrence of scratches. If you want to move them, provide soft and padded layers so that there will be no direct friction on your wood floors.

5 . Call the wood floor care experts
For severe problems, you can contact wood floor care personnel. The common problems arising are buckling, crowning, cupping, dents, and gaps abnormal. These problems can be caused by many factors and the main one is due to the level of humidity.

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