Harwood floors are a beautiful option for modern homes, and they can increase the value of your home when selling. Still, different flooring types come with different maintenance responsibilities. Read the following tips to keep your hardwood floors looking great for years to come:

  • Protect from moisture damage. Many homeowners think of moisture damage as the occasional spillage that should be cleaned up immediately; however, climate changes can also affect your floors. Summer humidity and the dry air in the winter can wreak havoc on your wooden planks. Keep your home at a level temperature through cold and warm seasons to prevent warping.
  • Be aware of changes. A little expanding and contracting is normal, but be wary of areas in your floor that don’t feel even. It may be cupping, which may require some light sanding. If the cupping gets severe, you may need to replace several planks of the hardwood.
  • Keep your floors clean. Dirt and dust can scratch the surface of your hardwood floors, so sweep regularly. A combination of water and vinegar will keep your hardwood floors looking shiny and clean. Natural products such as olive oil can keep the glowing finish better than wax-based products.
  • Use furniture protectors. Moving furniture can cause scratching and leave marks behind on your hardwoods. Purchase cloth furniture protectors to place under the legs of tables, chairs, and other pieces.

Love the look of your Madison hardwood flooring with these simple and effective tips. For more help with your floors, contact Northern Virginia Decorating Den today at 703-239-8112.