Custom Home Builder Tips to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors
Hardwood flooring has become our homeowner's preferred options for their new custom homes. When selecting the type of flooring for all the rooms in your custom dream home, hardwood is one of the most suitable options available for most rooms because they are aesthetically pleasing, durable, and easy to clean. Another interesting fact about hardwood flooring is that they can be refinished and returned to its original look.
Hardwood Flooring Options For your Custom Home
You can choose a solid hardwood floor made from different types of natural wood or engineered wood floors made from laminate or plywood. But the main advantages that engineered wood floors have is that they are not likely to be damaged by moisture, their material is stronger than other kinds of hardwoods, and they represent a more cost-efficient choice. They have different finishes such as urethane or polyurethane, ceramic, wax, or varnish. Ask your experienced custom home builder for help choosing the finish that suits your needs. Nevertheless, when it comes to maintaining and cleaning both kinds of hardwood floors, you can use the same type of cleaner, and the process would be the same. Ask your custom home builder for guidance when choosing the most suitable flooring for your home.
Preventing Damage on Your Custom Infill Home Flooring
Some products can cause damage or change the colour of your hardwood floor. Some can make it slippery, such as products meant for tile flooring. Excess use of water can also cause damage to your hardwood and change its colour or cause it to fade.
If you choose hardwood flooring for a high transit area of your custom home such as your living room, you can opt for using rugs to decorate the room and protect your floors. Also, not using shoes in your home and adding fabric pads to your furniture legs, will help you avoid marks, scratches, and tearing your wood floors.
All Natural Trend for your Modern Home
Although there are many specialized products for every type of hardwood floor, if you are more inclined to a natural, or do it yourself trend, there are many easy ways to make your own cost-efficient hardwood floor cleaner at home. The basic care for your hardwood flooring is to remove the dust and dirt regularly by vacuuming once or twice a week. Then you can damp mop avoiding excess water. You can use water with a ph neutral soap, combine warm water with vinegar, or if you want to make your floor shine, you can add a couple of tea bags to warm water.
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Prevent damaging your hardwood flooring by not using shoes at home, using rugs, and protecting your furniture legs with fabric pads. You can make your natural cleaners with water, vinegar, and even tea.