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Proper Care for your Hardwood

 

A cared for hardwood floor will withstand the rigors of use and gracefully patina over time. Proper cleaning and recoating are key components of your floors longevity. We make available both the service of deep cleaning and re-coating (Normally a 1 day service) and the products which clean without harming and protect against avoidable damage.

 

Wear Signs:

  • Dull section of floor area

  • Exposed or bare wood

  • Visible discoloration or damage

  • Non-responsive to normal cleaning

  • 2-3 years in high traffic area since last urethane coating

  • Warping or water staining

By recognizing the early signs of wear, we can replenish your floors protective urethane coating through its one day deep cleaning and recoating service and put back your floors original shine.

 

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Protect Your Solid Investment

Hardwood floors are among the easiest to keep clean. Protect their warmth and character with simple, everyday cleaning techniques.

Itís important to know how to prevent damage to your solid hardwood floors.

Prevention

 

Dirt & Grit : Dirt, grit and sand are your hardwood floorís worst enemies.

They act like sandpaper on the finish, causing scratches, dents and dulling. Place floor mats at entrances to trap dirt and prevent damage.

 

Water and other spills : Standing water can warp a poorly finished hardwood floor and can damage the finish. Simply wipe up all spills as they happen.

 

Hard Cleaners : Avoid oil soaps. They can build up and create problems when itís time to put a maintenance coat on the floor. Instead, neutral pH cleaners made specifically for wood floors are recommended.

 

Furniture : Lift the furniture to move it, avoid dragging. Felt contacts under the legs will help prevent scratches.

 

Dents : Vacuum with a brush attachment, donít use vacuums with beater bars.

Sun : Direct sun can discolor your hardwood floors. Close curtains and blinds or add sheer drapes to protect from the sunís intense UV rays.

Regular Care

Sweep : Brooms with fine, exploded ends trap dust and grit effectively.

Vacuum : Canister vacuums with special bare floor attachments are the surest way to get rid of all the dirt and dust.

Dust Mop : Use a good dust mop, one with a 12- to 18- inch cotton head and a special dust mop treatment. Spray the treatment onto the mop head 12 to 24 hours before dust mopping.

Surface Finishes: (pre-finished floors, polyurethane, water-based urethane and catalyzed)

Nearly all floors installed today have surface finishes, mostly polyurethane. They are often glossy and may look like a layer of clear plastic on top of the wood. A small amount of paint remover in an inconspicuous area of the floor will cause the surface finish to bubble (unless it is a water-based urethane, in which case there will be no reaction). Surface finishes shield floors from harm by forming a protective layer on top of the wood.

Penetrating Seals: (acrylics, oils and waxes)

Oils and waxes usually have a satin or matte finish. If you can feel the wood grain when you run your hand across the surface, it's most likely a penetrating seal. Paint remover will have no effect on a penetrating seal, but wax stripper or ammonia will soften and whiten the surface. Oils and waxes penetrate the surface of the floor protecting the wood from within.

 

American Hardwoods: Renewing, Abundant and Sustainable: American hardwoods have entered their fourth century of providing beauty and authenticity, warmth and integrity, lasting aesthetic and functional value to interiors. For floors, furniture, moldings, millwork, cabinetry and built-ins, they are quintessentially green materials in abundant and self-renewing supply.   Read More

 

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Sustainable Hardwoods

More American Hardwood Now Than 50 Years Ago

 

7 Million Private American Hardwood Forestland Owners

 

Single-tree Selection is Predominant Harvesting Method
 

American Hardwood Forests Renew Themselves Naturally
 

Growing Forests Produce Oxygen; Store Carbon

 

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