The simplicity and elegance of wooden floors is unparalleled for residential properties. Simple to maintain, elegant to look at. Timber isn’t just one of the most durable flooring options, it’s also the most unique. Because of wood grain, no two floors are alike. As a natural material, hardwood floors are better for the environment and can transform any home into a warm and welcoming space for your family, yourself and visitors for years to come.
The precision of our flooring combines the natural beauty of real timber with the improved performance of engineered wood. Despite the innate durability, over the years scratch marks may occur. Here are the best ways to get rid of scratch marks on wooden floors.
It is worth remembering that prevention trumps repair. So, doing what you can to protect your floors from their installation is a good way to guarantee their longevity. Precautionary measures come in many forms. Furniture should be fitted with felt pads to avoid unnecessary marks and scratches, especially those items that move a lot (chairs, ottomans, etc.). Perhaps the most important item you can add is door mats both outside and inside entrance doors. Your shoes carry a lot of dirt and small stones that embed themselves into shoe soles. By using a doormat, you can rid your shoes of debris that can systematically scratch your flooring over a period of time.
One of the best features of engineered wood flooring is the ease to clean. Regular vacuuming is wise in order to remove dust and dirt particles that are sitting on the surface of your floor. This will remove small stones, shards of glass and other hard materials that can damage your floor. Following vacuuming, you should mop your floor with a well-wrung mop and floor cleaner to remove stubborn dirt. Always allow your floor to air dry to limit the amount of water on your floor.
The big advantage engineered wood floors have over laminate flooring is that it can be re-sanded several times over its lifetime. Using a sanding machine before being re-lacquered, stains, dents and even large scratches can be removed time and time again over a number of years. So you can rest assured that even in the case of considerable wear and tear, there is a way to return your floor to its former glory.
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