Engineered wood flooring can give your home a timeless look. The natural texture of wood and warm colors go well with both modern and traditional interior home designs. According to interior and bathroom remodel experts, engineered wood flooring is relatively easy as it has low maintenance requirements, but these helpful tips can help you get even more value out of it.
Although engineered wood flooring is built to resist scratches, bits of stone or other hard particles can cause small abrasions on the surface, especially when people walk on an unswept area of the room. To reduce the risk of this happening, experts recommend sweeping the floor at least once a day to prevent debris buildup. It’s also important to make sure that you’re using a broom with soft bristles since stiff brooms can also damage your flooring.
Mop With Microfiber
Mopping is a great way to get rid of stubborn dirt or debris. However, home remodeling projects recommend using a microfiber dust mop instead of using regular mops. This is because microfiber cloth is efficient at picking up dirt without the need to put too much force into mopping the floor. This greatly reduces the risk of the mop inadvertently pushing particles against the floor surface.
Keep the Floor Dry
Even engineered wood flooring can end up having problems if exposed to moisture for extended periods. Common forms of moisture damage include water spots, warping on the surface, and discoloration. You have to make sure that spills or leaks are dried ASAP. When mopping the floor, it’s also good to polish the floor with a soft, dry rag to get rid of excess moisture and speed up the drying process. In some cases, regularly applying floor wax adds a layer of water protection to the engineered wood flooring.
Be Mindful When Entering the Home
Your engineered wood flooring will last even longer if you pay attention to how you enter and exit the home. Switching from your outdoor shoes to dedicated indoor slippers will not only reduce the amount of dirt that can scratch the surface of your floor, but also reduce the risk of heels or spiked soles causing even more serious damage. Experts on shelves and kitchen cabinets suggest having a mudroom on the front entrance to make switching footwear convenient.
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