Engineered wood is a perfect option for homeowners who want to achieve the appeal and warmth of wood at a lower cost. This material is not only cost-effective, but also durable and easy to maintain. To prolong the life of your engineered wood flooring, you must care for it properly and regularly.
Here are tips to help you take care of your engineered wood flooring.
Sweep, Clean and Dry Your Floors Everyday
Cleaning your engineered floors every day will keep you from constantly mopping. It also helps in preventing abrasive particles or debris from scratching the floor’s surface.
Wipe Spills Immediately
Don’t wait long before wiping spills. Make sure to wipe anything that spilled on the floor immediately. Too much liquid can damage your engineered wood flooring once it sits. As much as possible, dry mop the surface after washing.
Use Dry Microfiber Dust for Picking Up Dirt and Debris
Home improvement experts recommend using a dry microfiber dust mop for picking up dirt and debris from the floor. This material is ideal for containing dirt and dust without damaging the surface.
Place Mats and Rugs on Entrances
To prevent dirt, dust, sand and other debris from scratching your floors, lay mats and rugs near entranceways. Doing so will also help keep the upper wear layer of the floor’s surface in place. It’s a simple way to prolong the beauty and life of your engineered wood flooring.
Be Mindful of the Shoes You Wear
Try not to walk on engineered wood floors with high heels or shoes with spikes. These kinds of footwear can severely damage the upper wear layer of the flooring.
At AllPoint Construction, we install high-quality engineered wood flooring in a wide range of styles and finishes. You can also depend on us for your roofing, siding and masonry needs. Call us at (734) 407-7110, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.