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3 Wood Floor Care FAQs for KC Homeowners

Wood floor care photographAt SVB Wood Floors, we understand the value of your Kansas City home’s wood flooring; in fact we wrote a whole blog post about it: 3 Facts Proving Hardwood Floors Can Add Resale Value to Your Home. So, we also understand the value in keeping your flooring in good shape by properly taking care of it. To help you out, we put together the answers to three of the most frequently asked wood floor care questions that we receive from customers. Check them out below!

How can I prevent my wood flooring from receiving scratches?

The first place to start is at the entrances to your home. When friends, family, and pets go in and out of your home, they often drag in sand, dirt, and grit. These particles can easily spread from room to room and create scratches on your floors. To diminish the possibility of letting this happen, place mats and throw rugs at your doorways and be sure to vacuum and dust regularly.

Another possibility for wood flooring to develop scratches is when you are moving heavy objects and furniture. Try these tips from SVB Wood Floors to avoid scratches when doing this: 7 Tips for Moving Heavy Objects without Scratching your Wood Floors

Am I allowed to damp mop my hardwood floors?

Moisture and hardwood floors do not mix. Why? Because excessive amounts of water will cause damage to your home’s flooring. Instead consider dust mopping your floor to help maintain the finish. We recommend using cleaners that are specifically made for your flooring. If you have questions about what these may be, give SVB a call and we can help you decide.

Will the cleaning products that I use on my other flooring work for hard wood floors?

The answer to this question is no, the cleaning products for other types of flooring materials will not work for hardwood flooring. These products, just like mopping, could damage your floor. In fact, most waxes cause wood to become slippery and dull leaving the floor in need of sanding and refinishing.

For more wood floor care tips, give SVB Wood Floors a call at (913) 213-5187 or (816) 965-8655 and our wood flooring professionals would be happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.

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