5 Easy-To-Follow Tips To Prevent Damaging Engineered Wood Flooring
One of the main reasons homeowners and designers prefer engineered wood flooring over real wooden flooring is that it offers superior performance and offers better resistance to stains and scratches. That said, engineered wooden floors are not damage-proof, which is why you must take all necessary precautions to avoid damage and ensure their longevity. Continuing on the topic, here are five easy-to-follow tips to prevent damaging your engineered wooden floors.
1. Follow a strict ‘no shoes’ policy.
Allowing outdoor shoes inside the home not only increases the chances of transmission of germs, but it can also damage engineered wood floors as the shoe soles are likely to have debris stuck in them. Similarly, shoes with high heels or pointed edges can also damage wooden flooring. Follow a strict no-shoe policy inside the house to avoid scratching your engineered wooden flooring. If you sometimes use footwear in the house, you should keep a few slippers that are meant only for indoor use.
2. Trim your pets’ nails regularly.
You may be surprised to know that many pet parents avoid installing wooden flooring because of fear their pets will damage it. There are ways to pet-proof engineered wood flooring. One of the easiest and most reliable ways to avoid damage to your engineered wood floors is to trim your pets’ nails regularly. This will help avoid any scratches. You can also consider gluing silicon nail caps to your pets’ nails.
3. Do not drag furniture or heavy objects across the floor.
One of the most common causes of damage to wooden flooring is dragging of furniture and heavy objects across it. This often leads to gouges and scratches on the flooring. It is, therefore, advisable to lift heavy objects and furniture when moving them from one position to another. In the event that the items are too heavy, place them on a carpet or a roller. You can also install furniture pads on the legs of furniture items such as chairs, tables, and sofas to prevent any damage to engineered wood flooring.
4. Vacuum the floor regularly.
Vacuum engineered wooden flooring on a regular basis to avoid dust, dirt, and debris from settling. Allowing dirt and debris to sit on the floor makes it more susceptible to scratches. Also, it is advisable to avoid sweeping wooden flooring as it can lead to scratches. The best way to clean engineered wood flooring is to use a powerful vacuum cleaner.
5. Don’t let spilled liquid sit on the floor for long.
Though engineered wooden flooring is stain resistant, allowing spilled liquid to sit on it for long hours can lead to permanent or hard-to-remove stains. In fact, if the liquid is not cleaned immediately, it may enter the seams and can lead to issues such as warping and swelling. It is, therefore, advisable to clean the engineered wooden flooring as soon as any spillage.
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