Certain aspects of your house are harder to maintain than others. While people often opt for hardwood floors over carpet to avoid the risk of stains, many things can also damage wooden flooring.
That doesn’t mean it has to be complicated, though.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you maintain and protect your wooden flooring, no matter how many feet trample over it every day.
Mop 'Til You Drop
Okay, maybe not ’til you drop. Perhaps just until the floor is clean enough.
Dust is never a good look for wooden floors. Aside from dulling the colour, it can also give the room an unpleasant smell, which we’re sure you would rather avoid.
We recommend investing in a microfibre cloth or mop to get up all those pesky particles. Alternatively, throw a soft-brush attachment onto your vacuum and give your floor a once-over every few days.
Stains, Stains, Go Away
You always want to make sure you catch stains before they set in properly. Water can be incredibly detrimental to wooden flooring and can cause it to warp if left unchecked. Use a damp microfibre cloth and cleaning spray to mop up any spillages before they do lasting damage.
The More You Scratch...
It’s pretty much inevitable that your flooring will be subject to little scratches here and there. However, that’s not to say there’s nothing you can do to limit the damage.
Think about all the little things you can do on a daily basis to prevent severe scratches. Maybe make it a rule that everyone has to take their shoes off as they enter the house. Not only will this prevent any stray stones from messing up the floor, but it will also prevent people from treading mud everywhere.
On a similar note, it may be a good idea to make sure your pets’ nails are kept trimmed. You’d be shocked how easily those little paws can wreak havoc over wooden flooring.
We also strongly advise picking up some felt furniture tips to avoid letting your tables and chairs scrape up the room.
The Floor is a Vampire
Well, not really, but it may be best to think this way when it comes to the sun.
You can’t very well go slathering SPF over every inch of your flooring, which is why it’s probably best to keep it shielded from too much direct sunlight.
Yes – that pesky big ball of fire in the sky can even damage your wooden flooring if you leave it too exposed. Like many other materials, it’s likely to fade and discolour over time.
The solution? Well, there are a few options. We would recommend either a stylish set of blinds to keep the sunlight at bay or a cosy rug to protect the flooring whilst giving the room an extra layer of personality.
We've Got You
Thinking about adding some sophistication and practicality to your house with wooden flooring?
Luckily, we’re here for you, no matter your needs.
Here at Goring Road Carpets, we are driven by a passion for what we do and a desire to see each and every one of our customers happy in their homes. We stock a diverse range of wooden flooring, samples of which you can find in our stores.
Still got questions? That’s what we’re here for. Give us a call or head over to one of our showrooms in Billingshurst, Worthing or Rustington to chat with a friendly member of staff. We serve the West Sussex area with great pride and would be happy to invite you into the Goring Road Carpet Centre family.