A hardwood floor can be a dream comes true for many homeowners. The benefits are exciting, including its durability, stability, and truly timeless appearance. However, the thing that most often draws a homeowner to consider this floor covering in the first place is its amazing length of lifespan. With some historic buildings having floors that average 100 years of age, with some older still, it gives you an idea of how long your floors could last. One way to maximize that life span is with proper care and maintenance.
At Value Flooring Inc., we have more than 20 years of experience that we want to put to work for you. In addition to offering a wide variety of floor coverings and related products, we also offer uniquely personalized service suited to your specific needs and free design services as well. From our showroom in Valparaiso, IN, we serve the areas of Valparaiso, Chesterton, Portage, Hobart, and Kouts. We invite you to stop in and see us so that we can show you how we can be of service to you as well.
One of the most important steps in reaching the maximum lifespan reach for your hardwood floors is to pick the perfect species. If you have lots of ongoing activity in your home, you’ll need a harder species, such as oak, to withstand the constant wear and tear. A hard species will go a long way in making the most of your flooring.
Another way to protect the finish of your hardwood floors is to sweep or vacuum at least once a week. The finer particles of dust and debris can act just like sandpaper against the surface of your floors and, over time, rub them away. You can also make use of area rugs, which can catch and trap much of that debris as well.