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Monday, August 8, 2011

Maintaining wood flooring

Wood floors must be kept clean

If you are renovating a house and plan to replace the flooring with the wood material that is important to note is whether your floor contains high humidity because it will not be fit by selecting the wood for the flooring material. The use of hardwood for the floor space is adjusted with a suitable area for it.

If the room is often flooded by water then the election of hard wood not suitable for that, because the nature of the wood is absorbing water.
Cleaning the floor with wood is fairly easy, you simply clean it with a wet mop. You should not use with hard materials because wood is easily scratched. Type any cleanser you choose should you choose a moisturizer just mop.

Wooden floors quite easily scratched is when women who frequently use high-heels. Shoes with high heels are badly for wood floors. If you crate living room frequently traveled with these should not use the wooden floor.
In addition you are also choosing the furniture legs are not keen on the wooden floor. One method used is to use a carpet pad underneath, which will protects the floor surface.
If you also keep pets such as dogs and cats will cause your floor will be scratched so it will affect your wood flooring.
Wood material is also not suitable for the home area frequently hit the water such as kitchens and bathrooms.

With the good care and placement in the appropriate space will look positive aspects. Floors with wood is actually very beautiful that provide natural feel and warmth on your house. With the good care and appropriate placement.

Increasing popular material today is wood flooring with laminate and more people prefer to the floor of their home. Wooden floors give the room a natural impression of their lives.The advantage with wood laminate flooring for easy care and cleaning. If there are stains such as coffee spills and soiling your carpet then you will be quite difficult to clean the carpet. But with wood laminate flooring then you are easily cleaned with a mop enough alone.

You have to prepare the floor that you will use laminated wood, especially the floor surface. Make sure that there are no bumps in the floor surface such as nails and others really did not exist before. Many people fail to install wood laminate flooring because of missing or incorrect preparation.

If you intend to use wood laminate flooring material you can buy in stores that sell these materials around your residence. This material is usually available in DIY stores and do not try to save too much because it can produce is not perfect. You have to adjust your wood floors. If you have the solid wood flooring such as concrete and you make sure before installing the moisture on your floor, do your floor in accordance with the installation of wooden floors in your room area.

Installation of floor boards and wood by putting the tongue facing the wall. The goal is that easy to install and repair the board. You should also leave a gap between the first row with the walls and prepare the next line. Thus you easily see the next line on the floor when you walk in the room. The installation is usually the seller will provides instruction in the installation.
You also must be ready to cut the material if there is an excess in the size cover your entire room. You also have to provide expansion space on all around the room you will place the beads on the edge on your floor.

Elegant, durable and economical, laminate flooring is a great help to change the look of a home. Although laminate floors are not made of real wood, they are extremely shock and scratch resistant. Laminate flooring is also very resistant to sunlight, stains and burns and is easy to maintain. These benefits motivate many homeowners to use laminate flooring when renovating their homes. Laminate flooring costs less than parquet and also requires less installation time than a parquet.

Unlike hardwood floors, the laminate floor is a combination of synthetic and non-synthetic materials. The laminated wooden floor is made by pressing synthetic and non-synthetic materials at high temperatures and pressures. It then ends with a transparent, extremely hard coating, which consists of a special resin-coated cellulose. This coating acts as a protective layer that prevents scratches and abrasion from appearing on the surface. Laminated wood floors are environmentally friendly because they use more fibers than wood.

The laminated wood floor is a versatile floor product and can be installed in any room of the house except bathrooms. In fact, laminate flooring can be easily damaged if moisture gets into the earth's core. It is very difficult to open laminate boards if they are damaged by moisture and need the help of a professional.

Laminate wood floors are suitable for families in high traffic areas. They do not need to be waxed or polished and do not fade over time. Many homeowners in the US UU They opted for laminate flooring because it costs less than authentic hardwood floors, but they have a similar look. Floors can be bought at wholesale prices via the Internet or at home.


  1. had a good time reading. I learned something today on maintaining hardwood flooring

  2. Great information. The only thing is re-polishing the floor might be difficult for the home owner.