Wholesale Hardwood Flooring Do’s and Don’ts
Whether you’re the proud owner of a beautiful new hardwood floor, or you’re considering buying wholesale hardwood flooring, you’ll want to do everything you can to make sure your new floors retain their charm and character for years to come. The good news is that your new wood floors can last for decades with the proper care and maintenance – even when other flooring trends have gone out of style. Here’s how to make sure your new wood flooring continues to bring you happiness and comfort today – and tomorrow.
Make Your Flooring Shine by Following These Tips
The first, and perhaps the most important step when buying wholesale hardwood flooring is to choose a species of wood that is tough enough to stand up to the amount of foot traffic, spills, stains and other aspects of daily life. The Janka Hardness Scale is one such ranking chart which can help you determine how hard your hardwood really is. Softer woods like chestnut and white pine can show dents and other blemishes more than tougher woods like Brazilian cherry. Traditional favorites like cherry, maple and red oak are well suited to nearly any wholesale hardwood flooring project.
To keep your floors looking like new, it’s a good idea to hire a professional installer as well as follow the care and usage instructions for maintaining your floors. This means dry mopping rather than using a wet mop to help remove spills and stains, as excessive moisture can cause your new wood floors to bend and bow over time. If you have a warranty with your wood flooring purchase, make sure you understand what it covers and what it doesn’t.
What to Avoid with Hardwood Floors
Caring for wholesale hardwood flooring is the same as any other type of traditional wood floors. Avoid excessive moisture or humidity and do not clean the floors with harsh abrasives or cleaners like steel wool. Never install wood floors below grade, such as in a basement, where temperature fluctuations can ruin the natural beauty of the wood. Wood flooring does best in areas where the temperature is controlled year-round.
What if I Still Have Questions?
Many homeowners have questions about getting the most out of their wholesale hardwood flooring. After all, buying wood floors is a significant investment in your home’s beauty and charm, and can also raise its selling price considerably. The best way to ensure you understand the basics of hardwood floor maintenance and care is to consult your flooring professionals directly. Depending on where you bought your wholesale hardwood flooring, you may be able to consult with experts that have an in depth knowledge of hardwood care and maintenance. They can discuss different options with you such as warranties and protection plans, as well as how to add extra protection to your wood floors with simple, low-cost features like area rugs or runners in hallways and high foot traffic areas. This will ensure your new floors continue looking new despite whatever life throws (or spills) at them.
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