Wood Flooring- The two types of wood floors on the market today are solid wood floors and engineered wood floors. Location determines the type of wood flooring you should use. Will the area be high traffic, wet traffic, low traffic?
Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is exactly what the name implies: a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of solid wood flooring can vary, but generally ranges from ¾” to 5/16”. A plus for solid wood flooring as it it can be sanded and resurfaced many times. Cost over the lifetime of your flooring should be included in your decision along with what expectations you can have regarding your new flooring. Tuppers Flooring can educate you about proper maintenance as well as what choices might better suit your needs.
Engineered wood floors are real wood floors that are manufactured using multiple layers of different wood veneers.
Taking Care of your wood Floors. Tupper’s Flooring can tell you what products will be optimal in maintaining your new flooring.
Below you will find some tips for proper care of your wood flooring.
- Do not use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products on wood floors.
- Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly.
- Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked in.This can prevent scratching.
Do not wet-mop a wood floor.
- Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue. Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened towel.
- Do not over-wax a wood floor.
- Put stick-on felt protectors under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching. Replace these often as dirt and debris can become imbedded on the pad and act like sand paper on the flooring surface.
- Avoid walking on your wood floors with cleats, sports shoes and high heels.
- When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is best to pick up the furniture completely to prevent scratches.