Wood floors are a natural element whose beauty can last for generations if taken are of properly. One of the greatest enemies of wood floor beauty is scratching. Scratching is any abrasion to the finish or wood itself. Some of the major causes of scratching are:
- Animal claws
- Sliding furniture with abrasive/hard bottoms
- Extra heavy appliances/furniture
Sand/soiling can be controlled with frequent vacuuming, walkout mats, taking shoes off at doors (especially rubber-soled ribbed shoes that rocks can be trapped in). Animal claws can be trimmed to have less of an impact.
Furniture bases must have felt glued on any part that touches the floor. Heavy furniture must be carefully moved with non-scratching/marking wheels or sliders with felt. Denting of the wood can also occur and is permanent until the floor can be sanded and refinished.
Caring for your wood floors entails vacuuming, micro fiber push mops, use of non-residue cleaners, and minimum moisture.
Do not let pets urinate on wood floors as this will soak under the wood and cannot be treated. Do not ever use any acrylic finishes as these will peel and cloud with time. They have to be removed aggressively before any urethane coating can be added and is quite expensive. Acrylic finishes make the floor look like cheap plastic gloss shine.
If scratching or wood urethane wears down to the natural wood, the only option is to fave the wood floor sanded and resealed.
Our professional, deep-cleaning process will remove the toughest dirt and residue, both safely and effectively. Innovative equipment lifts away buildup and rejuvenates floors for a fraction of the cost to sand and refinish.