Engineered hardwood floors have a natural (solid) hardwood competent as a top layer, so by properly maintaining/cleaning your engineered hardwood floors you will be able to enjoy its beautiful look and high quality for many years ahead. Here is some tips on how to take care of your newly installed or renovated engineered floors.
Although it might seems obvious, nevertheless many people simply forget to clean liquid or chemical spills right away. Some liquid substance can leave a stain if unattached for some time on the floor. Since engineered floors contain natural wood part in its structure, it is best to remove the spill as soon as its has accrued in order to prevent any visible stains in the future. In addition, as any hardwood floors, engineered floors was not made to carry high level of moisture concentration for a long period of time, planks could expend and thus should to be removed and replaced with new ones.
Floor areas under the rug should be cleaned regular, due to the possible moisture or dust collected under it. Although rugs could prevent engineered floors from screeches, the dirt and moisture under it could damage your floor. Thus, it is useful to use rugs that made out of natural material, so it can "breath".
Last, but not least procedure that will help maintain beautiful look of your engineered floors is regular sweeping and moping ( two to three times a week, or as necessary). It is also preferable to use soft mops and brooms. If you are a pet owner, it is helpful to groom your pet's paws regular as well. By taking those simple steps, you can indeed prolong the look and quality of your engineered floors.
Installing hardwood flooring in Toronto might not be the easiest task, but the payoff is priceless. Hardwood flooring is known for its rich look and strong structure. Now, if you decided to install hardwood floor by yourself its usefull to keep in mind a few necessary steps and tasks that will help the proud installer to achieve best result and obtain sophisticated looking floor in a timely manner.
First, you need to examine your subfloors ( the service area you are going to install hardwood floors on). The sub-floors should be clean and even. There are variety of tools that are readily available for you to measure level of your subfloors. Moreover, there are also special tools that will test the level of moisture. This are basic tasks, but the most crucial ones. Simply because you want to end up with an even, bumps- free hardwood floors after the installation process.
Secondly, you have to tighten your sub-floors in order to prevent future squeaks. Once you install hardwood floors, it is almost impossible to get rid of the noisy floors, but repeat the whole installation process. By simply putting screws in the “problem” areas of your subfloors will prevent any complications such as squeaks in the future.
It is important that your sub-floors are firm and damage-free. You must install hardwood floor over firm and stable area that does not have any severe damages or missing planks, and/or wholes. Take an extra time to closely examine the final look of your subfloors after completion of all tests.
Now you are ready to install hardwood floor by carefully following the guide from the manufacturer. Keep in mind though, you can obtain professional flooring installation services if you wish to save time and get a guaranteed high quality result.
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