When it comes to wood flooring, there are many myths. Many will shy away from taking advantage their beauty due to these misconceptions. To help you make a more informed decision as to installing wood floors in your home, we at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to set the record straight concerning a handful of the most common myths.
Does Wood Flooring Show Dirt?
Though the darker colors of the wood floors can make the dirt more noticeable, but wood floors do not harbor the dust, mold and animal dander like say carpets do, and they are far easier to clean the dust and debris.
Does Hardwood Flooring Cost a Lot?
It is actually one of the more cost-effective options available, if properly cared for, depending on the type of the wood floor, the initial installation cost could be more than other option. When compared to other options, wood floors can last as much as 5 times longer, making them a better investment. The home’s value can also be increased with high-quality wood flooring.
Is Hardwood Floor Maintenance Difficult?
Maintaining the wood floor is fairly simple. To clear off the dirt and debris from off the surface and in between the floorboards, dust mops, brooms, or vacuum with the with the beater bar turned off can get the job done. Whenever possible, avoid water in general, including wet mops and steam mops. Use a slightly damp cloth and immediately dry to treat any spills. A wood floor cleaner can renew the shine when the wood floors look dull.
Are Hardwood Floors Dog & Kid Friendly?
Any lifestyle can easily take advantage of the wood floor’s durability. Some are more durable than others, though there are many different types of species used for wood flooring. In order to select a wood floor more suitable for your lifestyle, the Janka scale measures the durability and hardness of the wood floor. Also, wood floors can be protected in high-traffic situations with the various finishes that also minimize wear.
Are Engineered Wood Floors Considered Wood Flooring
Engineered floors stem from multiple layers of wood or wood composite veneers, making them wood floors. Keep in mind however, that laminate wood floors are not made of wood. Used to bind the veneers together as well as the finish applied on top of the veneer to protect the wood and the only non-wood components used to make engineered wood flooring is the adhesives.
Do Wood Floors Scratch Easily?
Over time, no matter which floor option you have, there will be evidence of wear. The wear is restored like new with wood floors, like few other options. The scratches on the wood floor are actually on the finish, not the wood. The wood floors are revitalized and looking like new again with some maintenance that includes removing the old refinish with sanding and reapplying a fresh new coat of finish. A well-trained professional can take care of the deeper scratches that affect the wood. To make the wood floors beautiful, they have the supplies and expertise.
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Also, minimize the wear by placing throw rugs and runner in the high-traffic areas, the pet’s nails trimmed, felt pads on furniture, and avoiding wearing the heals and athletic cleats. Call Mike’s Custom Flooring if you are considering wood floors, whether solid hardwood or engineered wood flooring and we will help you find the right fit for your needs.