How to keep your hardwood nice for years to come |

Hardwood flooring is a gorgeous addition to any home. At Jon Huss Custom Homes we love Hardwood flooring is a gorgeous addition to any home and we put them into most of our custom homes. Here at Jon Huss Custom Homes we specifically love hardwood floors by Ralph’s Hardwood Flooring and we have worked with them on several projects and the results are always gorgeous. Ralph’s has some great tips on how to keep hardwood floors to look just like they did when the home was built.

Preventative Care |

  • Protect Heavy Traffic Areas

One way you can prevent long-term damage to your hardwood floors is to protect the heavy traffic areas in your home. You can protect your floors with rugs, runners and mats while also maintaining a warm, homey appearance.

  • Monitor the humidity within your home

Humidity, both too much and not enough, can wreak havoc on your beautiful hardwood. Indoor humidity can change dramatically from one season to the next and if not monitored and controlled, can cause floors to move abnormally and in some cases cause permanent damage. Smart management of your HVAC settings and the use of a dehumidifier and air conditioner in the summer and a humidifier in winter will help achieve the optimal relative humidity and protect your floors.

  • Be conscious of sunlight

Natural lighting makes your home brighter and welcoming but too much is not the best thing for your hardwood floors. Prolonged intense sunlight will discolor floors and Ralph’s recommend using blinds or curtains to limit the amount of direct sunlight. If you have rugs on your hardwood floors, Ralph’s recommends that to prevent contrast moving them from time to time.

Occasional Care |

  • Dusting

Dusting the floor is a great way to keep it clean and you can do it as much as you would like. If you are using a dust mop, Ralph’s recommends you don’t use any solvents on it.

  • Vacuuming

Just like dusting, you can also vacuum the floor as much as you want, just be sure to either turn the beater bars off or only use a vacuum with soft bristle brushes that will not scratch the floor.

We hope you enjoyed learning about all the ways you can keep your hardwood floors looking gorgeous All of these tips are courtesy of Ralph’s Hardwood Floors and you find more floor care tips as well as other great hardwood floor information by visiting their website. We hope you enjoyed learning about all the ways you can keep your hardwood floors looking gorgeous for years to come!