Every property owner has a unique opinion on how much respect their floors need, but there is no denying that floors are the most used surfaces in any building. Enter some homes, and the floor isn’t a concern. You can walk freely and keep your shoes on. Other properties come with strict ‘shoes off’ policy to ensure the floorboards, tiles or carpets are kept in pristine condition always.
In case your property’s floor is damaged, it’s important to hire a reputable home remodeling company to fix the damage. Here are some of the mistakes that are gradually ruining your home’s flooring.
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1. Not having a mat near the main entrance
Think of having sandpaper on the bottom of your sandals or those pricey ankle boots. That is what it is like to walk in from the muddy streets onto your hardwood floor. A mat serves as a buffer between the outdoor environment and the smooth, beautiful hardwood floor. It allows you to wipe off grit and dirt collected on your shoes.
Failure to place a welcome mat near the main entrance means everyone entering your home will leave grit, dirt, and probably scratches on your expensive floor.
2. Not using furniture pads
The last thing you want is a scratched hardwood floor with ugly marks. Every time you sit on a chair or sofa that’s placed on a hardwood floor, it shifts slightly, and its legs will leave some marks on the floor. With time, these small marks get worse and could ruin your floor. Using the right furniture pads on the legs of your furniture can help keep your floor scratch-free.
3. Using inappropriate floor cleaning products
There are many types of floor finishes, and each requires a different type of cleaning product. If you use a cleaner with heavy chemicals or one with wax, there is a good chance you will be ruining your hardwood floor. Additionally, mopping with too much water means that water seeps down into the floor seams. This can impact your floor negatively.
Make sure that your day-to-day floor maintenance is done right using the right cleaning agents and other products.
4. Not grooming your pets
Cat and dog paws can scratch hardwood floors easily and cause dents. Indeed, the sound of your furry buddy scratching the floor can leave you crazy. Unless you’re comfortable with an ugly floor with lots of scratches, you and your dog or cat will probably be happier if you trim their nails. And this is a fun evening activity too.
Most homeowners don’t clean their floors at the right time. In fact, they let stay for a long time. A floor is a high-traffic area, and if you don’t have a rug, it will wear away easily. If you notice some scratches, get the boards repaired or replaced immediately. Also, it is recommended to clean stains immediately before they ruin your floor.
Hardwood floors are well-known for aesthetic value and durability. If maintained properly, they can last a lifetime. Avoid the mistakes discussed here to keep your floor in a perfect condition.