Hardwood flooring is the traditional hallmark for taste, style, and performance. Our clients love hardwood because it makes a rich visual statement, and at the same time makes cleanup a breeze.  Today’s wide variety of colors, textures, and styles make it easy to find the perfect choice for your home. But, how do you keep your hardwood floors looking their best?

Here’s are some things you can do:

1. Clean your floors regularly.

Modern hardwood floors are relatively quick and easy to maintain and care for. With a few simple low-cost cleaning tools and some small preventative maintenance measures, you can easily ensure that your new hardwood floors stay looking their best for years to come.

To clean your floors, simply sweep, vacuum, or dust-mop to remove any lingering dust and grit. When necessary, clean your floor with hardwood floor cleaner. It is important to remember never to wet-mop your floors. Over time, wet-mopping can damage your floor’s finish. When cleaning, ensure you rinse your applicator as to not spread dirt to other areas which can cause haziness and streaks.

2. Protect against possible damage from pets.

Do you have pets in your home? Just by keeping their nails clipped, you can keep scratches at a minimum. To protect your floors further, simply place a mat beneath their water dish to act as a barrier between the water and your new floors.

3. Prevent discoloration and scratching with rug backing and floor protectors.

When it comes to adding décor to your home, only rugs with a natural backing (for example, felt) are safe for your wood floor. Stay away from rugs with a synthetic backing as they can both damage and discolor your floor.

We hope this information proves helpful for caring for your hardwood floor investment!

At Carpet One Floor and Home, our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come. Call 703-298-8876 for your free in-home consultation or visit one of our showrooms. 

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