Tag Archives: Bathroom Hardwood Flooring

26
Jun

When you look at clean, buffed, hardwood flooring, you might think it requires high maintenance. But, who says, ‘Beauty doesn’t come easy,’ when it all it really takes is some quick, simple methods to preserve the original integrity and shine of your hardwood flooring. NYNJ Flooring can give you some spot-on pointers to make your floors look spot-less!

The following eight suggestions can enrich the health of your hardwood flooring without fail:

1.) Use Dust Mop- Dirt and debris collects on hardwood floors over time. A dust mop with a soft felt pad reduces abrasive friction, which can cause scratches and notches to appear. Try to avoid brooms with coarse bristles made of polystyrene and, especially, metal fibers since they can scrape the sealant right off.

2.) Remove Shoes-Running, walking, or dragging footwear along hardwood floors can leave unsightly black scuff marks. Whether you have cleats, heels, or vulcanized rubber soles, each one has the potential to nick, scratch, or scuff hardwood flooring. It’s always best to kick off your shoes for the sake ofyour hardwood flooring.

3.) Vacuum Regularly-Most brush-roll vacuum cleaners have an adjustable dial or switch to raise and lower the roller based on suction capacity for each type of flooring whether it’s carpet or hardwood.

4.) Know Your Hardwood-New hardwood floors are coated with a protective water or oil-based sealant like polyurethane giving your floors a more durable effect. Older floors use a varnish or lacquer surfacing making them less water-resistant. If you know what kind of sealant is on your floor, take precaution against using excess water during mopping, which can create buckling or warping and, even rotting.

5.) Use Dry-damp Mop to Clean Floors-Remember, hardwood floors are organic because their material comes from trees. Unlike trees that require heavy water saturation—hardwood floors require just the opposite! Saturate a microfiber mop in a bucket of water and wring it out thoroughly until it is nearly DRY!

6.) Pets and Hardwood-Our pets sometimes love to run and frolic and those nails can really scratch up the works. Keep their nails trimmed or slip on some booties to avoid this problem.

7.) Area Rug Placement-You might not always be able to control who and when your hardwood floors are being walked on. Let’s face it, people come and go as they please whether it’s the owners or guests. A simple solution is to place area rugs in different locations, depending on the heaviest traffic. This reduces nicks, scratches, or scuffs from appearing.

8.) Moving Heavy Furniture-At some point, whether you’re moving in or just simply wanting to rearrange your décor, furniture will be moved. If you have top-heavy furniture, it’s always best to have either some really strong people to lift and carry or to use protective sliding pads to fit under furniture leg supports to scoot furniture along the surface.

NYNJ Flooring has ten solid years of experience, providing customers in the Tri-State area with quality hardwood flooring installation. Let our service experts walk you through your next flooring, so call us today for your FREE ESTIMATE at 732-768-0741 or 908-433-6370. Or send a request via email to receive your FREE ESTIMATE.

30
Mar

While hardwood floors are famous for their longevity, with many floors lasting the lifetime of the home, the amount of care that is put into them plays a large factor  Many people prefer hardwood not only because it lasts longer, but also because it is incredibly simple to maintain.  With that said, however, there are still some things that you will need to consider in order to keep your floors looking their best. With a few simple maintenance tips, your hardwood floors can easily last as many decades as you need them to.

One thing to keep in mind is that you will want to sweep regularly.  Not only does this keep dust at a minimum, but it will keep dirt from creating small scratches in your floor.  Having everyone take their shoes off when entering the home is a great way to keep dirt to a minimum, but if you have kids or pets, you can bet that it will find its way in no matter how hard you try. Another thing to remember is to lift heavy objects rather than dragging them across the floor. Things like shelves and couches can gouge the floor when you drag them, creating the need to have the gouge sanded and re-stained.  Simple precautions, however, can keep your floors looking great for as long as you own your home.

At NYNJ Flooring, we are proud to offer hardwood floors designed to last the life of your home.  To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule a free estimate, take the time to give us a call at 732-768-0741 or 908-433-6370 or fill out the brief form located here on NYNJFlooring.com. We will be happy to answer your questions and to help you learn how to best maintain your new or existing hardwood floors.

24
Nov

NYNJ Flooring, NY/NJ Flooring, NY-NJ FlooringWhen installing new flooring in your bathroom or designing a new home, you may think that you need to forego wood. After all, a bathroom is subject to high levels of humidity and moisture, which could promote mold growth and damage wood over time. The truth of the matter, however, is that there are a great number of viable hardwood flooring options available for your bathroom.

The key to installing hardwood floors in your bathroom is simple. You need flooring that has been properly treated and sealed (by experts). There are many types of hardwood flooring that are pre-finished specifically for bathroom floors. Go with one of these options (and make sure you hire a pro to install them to prevent the risk of moisture getting underneath your flooring), and you’ll find it easy to create the beautiful look of wood without worrying about the life of your flooring.

An option worth considering if you are thinking about hardwood bathroom floors is engineered wood flooring. This type of flooring is indistinguishable from traditional solid wood flooring when it is properly installed. The benefit of using engineered wood is that it is typically much more moisture resistant than solid wood flooring. Engineered wood floors are also very durable, especially if you choose a higher quality flooring. They can last anywhere from two decades to a full century!

The bathroom floor you choose is certainly up to you, but it might be to your benefit not to discount hardwood floors as an option. The look of wood complements virtually any décor, ensuring that your bathroom will be designed to suit any changes in taste that you might have in the years to come. To learn more about hardwood bathroom floors, visit us at nynjflooring.com or call us at 732-898-0798 or 908-433-6370.