2 Things You Need To Know About Caring For Your Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors are a great investment for your home. They are durable, timeless, and they can even improve the value of your home. If you ever choose to sell your home, potential buyers generally see hardwood floors as a perk and are willing to pay more. This is why so many people choose to put hardwood flooring in their house. If you have hardwood floors it is important that you know how to properly care for them. If you damage the floor it can be expensive to repair and can make the floors look dingy and unattractive. Here are some things you need to know about caring for the floors.

1. Keep Pets Off The Floor

If you have pets it is important that you keep them off the floor. Dogs and cats have claws and nails that can scratch the floor. Each time they walk on the floor they can make scratches on the floor that will be nearly impossible to fix. This is why you should make sure that your pet's nails are always trimmed and if possible keep them away.

Second, pets can bring in moisture and have accidents on the floor. Wood absorbs the moisture and the smell, so if you have dog urine on the wood it can soak in and damage the area as well as make it smell. This is why you should avoid keeping pets in the house if you have hardwood.

2. Be Careful About Moisture In The House

Wood is like a living organism. It will expand and shrink depending on the temperature and the moisture in the air. This is why you need to make sure that you always clean up spills as soon as they happen. You might even consider putting down rugs under the kitchen table so that any drops of food or drink spills will land on the rug first.

In addition, you may want to install a humidifier or de-humidifier in your house to help control the humidity in the home. Extra moisture in the air can be damaging, especially if the humidity level changes from season to season. For instance, if your summer is really humid, but your winter is dry it will cause the wood to shrink and expand, which can make it crack. For this reason, you should always be aware of the humidity in your house.

These are just two things that you need to know when caring for your hardwood floors. Contact a business, such as Ambrose Randa Hardwoods, for more information. 

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5 February 2016

All About Building a Home

Welcome to my website. I'm Albert Frost. Besides my dad, one of my biggest role models was my uncle Rick. He was a construction contractor who would let me come on his construction sites and also taught me everything he knew about building homes, including how to install hardwood flooring and add insulation. I always wanted to grow up to build houses like my uncle. I used to help my uncle with a lot of the grunt work needed to make a home a reality. But then I hurt my back playing football. Until I heal completely, I'm going to devote as much of my time as possible to teaching others about various construction topics I'm interested in.