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Protecting Your Hardwood Floors

by Arizona Hardwood Floor & Supply • March 25, 2022

So, you have finally taken the plunge and your new hardwood floor is finally installed! You have researched for weeks, you visited showrooms, you checked out samples, colorized everything to coordinate and look fabulous together. Now, how do you protect your investment to make sure you get the most out of your hardwood floor? You ask?
 
Beautiful Hardwood Floor
 
Here are few steps you can take to make sure you get the most out of your hardwood floor!
 
  1. Follow the manufactures cleaning instructions! Hardwood flooring manufactures all use different types of finishes on their hardwood floors. Weather it be a urethane finish, a lacquer or an oil finish, using the correct type of cleaner that is appropriate for the finish on your hardwood floor will ensure that you maintain your warranty and ensure that your floors are being cared for properly.

    See our hardwood cleaning instructions.
     
  2. Put felt pads on all of your furniture, especially bar stools, dining room chairs, sofa and love seats. Felt pads will protect your hardwood floors form being scratched or showing ware marks where the furniture slides. Here is a felt pad we recommend.
     
  3. Using the correct mats under area rugs will help protect your hardwood floors and keep your rug from sliding. For large rugs the best mats are 100% felt but smaller rugs mats may not have enough weight to hold the rug in place so a felt / natural rubber pad is recommended for smaller rugs. Memory foam rug mats, although a bit more expensive are also a great option to protect your hardwood floor. Here are links to hardwood floor safe rug mats that we recommend.

    Felt and Rubber by RUGPADUSA

    Memory Foam Rug Pad by RUGPADUSA
     
  4. Replacing hard plastic wheels on office chairs with non-marking casters will help protect your floor in home office spaces.  A non-marking caster is not hard and will not gouge your hardwood floor like the wheels that usually come on office chairs. Here are some non-marking casters we recommend.

     
For other questions or inquiries contact us at 623-742-9663.

 

About the Author

With 40 years of experience in custom hardwood flooring installation and refinishing for both homes and commercial applications, Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply has a well deserved reputation for excellence. We consistently outperforming our closest flooring competitors. Our wood flooring specialists have hundreds of species and styles of custom wood flooring available, including: Oak, Brazilian Cherry, Teak, Bamboo, Mesquite, Hickory, Cork, Maple, Bloodwood, Santos Mahogany, American Cherry and Walnut. 

We also offer quality custom wood flooring, flooring installation and refinishing services, including green installation, new baseboard trim with installation, moisture sealing, screening and recoating, sanding, staining and finishing and deep cleaning of hardwood floors. Our professional-grade stains and finishes ensure a long life for your wood flooring so you can enjoy it for years to come. Hardwood flooring also increases the appeal and value of your home.

Would you like to learn more about our engineered and solid hardwood flooring products? Give us a call today at (623) 742-9663 (WOOD) for more information about our custom flooring installation as well as our refinishing services. You can also visit one of our three showrooms in the Phoenix Valley to meet with one of our wood floor specialists.