The temp outside is climbing! Do you know how to protect your flooring investment? Here are 4 simple tips to protect your floors in the warmth of summer!
Watch the Allergic Amounts
This tip is very important yearlong and particularly in the warmer months of summer. Air conditioning may dry the air out and in many areas of the nation, humidity levels rise to extremely high levels in the summertime. Neither extreme is healthy to your hardwood flooring. Some seasonal shrinking or expanding of your flooring will occur -- but you may keep this to a minimum by maintaining the humidity levels in your home within the recommended range of 30-50%.
Give a Little Additional Care to High-Traffic Spots
With warmer weather months comes longer outdoors! Obviously, you know exactly what that means -- even more possible dirt being tracked indoors! Dust and dirt can build up and scratch your flooring' finish. Maintain dirt to a minimum with frequent cleaning, paying a little additional focus on higher-traffic areas such as halls, entrances, etc..
Minimize Direct Exposure to Sunlight
You are careful to protect your skin throughout the hot summer months, the exact same should go for your flooring! Just as too much sunlight can damage your skin, direct sun can quickly damage your floor and cause unsightly fading and discoloration. Not only will shutting blinds or drawing curtains keep your house cooler in those warm summer months, but it is going to also prevent unnecessary harm to your gorgeous hardwood flooring.
SAY "NO" TO WATER DAMAGE.
A quick swim in the pool or a run through the sprinkler is a great, refreshing approach to exercise and cool off when the thermostat climbs into uncomfortably high levels. Be confident that when playtime is over, everybody is toweled dry and off before heading back in the home. Wood and water not mix -- make sure to mop up spills as soon as you can keep your floors looking great!
At Floor Sanding Epsom we believe in quality hardwood flooring services. We are the Epsom Area wood floor refinishing and restoration specialists. We have been serving the Epsom Area area for 15+ years and we pride ourselves on high quality.