THE BEST FLOOR FOR YOUR HOME
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Hardwood floors are sometimes overlooked when it comes to the search for durable flooring. Typically, scratches, scuffs and other signs of wear are the main concerns for hardwood floors. Staining and discoloration could also be big problems with certain types of flooring.
If you want to add hardwood floors to your home, but you have pets or active family members who are hard on flooring, there are a few key factors to keep in mind. First, choose a harder species of hardwood, like hickory or maple, which are more durable. The harder the wood, the more resistant it will be to staining and discoloration as well. Also, look for lower gloss finishes and consider rustic designs to help hide wear.
- Never clean or mop your hardwood floor with water or steam. Do not use any wax or cleaner that must be mixed with water such as oil, soap, or paste wax products; or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil, or ammonia as this may damage your floor and result in a loss of warranty.
- Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and Resista® Hardwood Floor Cleaner or other cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer. Be sure to keep pet nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains. Place protective pads beneath furniture legs to reduce scratches and dents. Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects, furniture, or appliances. Some objects may be too heavy to move across a hardwood floor under any circumstances.
HARDWOOD CARE AND MAINTENANCE
- Water can dull the finish and permanently damage the floor. To help eliminate fine particles of dirt and grit that act like sandpaper and will scratch any floor, vacuum or sweep daily. The vacuum head must be a felt or brush type. Be certain that the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. DO NOT USE A VACUUM WITH A BEATER BAR HEAD UNLESS THE BEATER BAR IS SWITCHED OFF.
- Exposure to the sun and its UV rays accelerates the oxidation and aging of wood and fabrics. This causes the stain and/or wood to fade and/or change color. It is recommended that you rearrange rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly.
VINYL PLANK / VINLY TILE
Vinyl flooring is sometimes confused with laminate flooring, but it’s about as different as you can get. Although vinyl flooring may look like wood, it contains zero wood, making it inherently more water resistant. High-quality options have rigid vinyl flooring is extremely durable as well, resisting scratches, scuffs and staining.
Sheet vinyl comes in large rolls that are laid across the room and cut to size, whereas luxury vinyl planks and tiles snap together or glue down for easy installation. Some vinyl tiles can even be used with grout to give them an incredibly realistic tile or stone appearance.
VINYL FLOORING CARE AND MAINTENANCE
- The overall stain resistance of luxury vinyl flooring is excellent, and most spills will wipe off quickly and easily with a clean white cloth. Removing certain substances may take a little extra effort. Always use a clean, white cloth for wiping up stains, and turn it frequently to avoid spreading the stain. Rinse with clean water and allow area to dry. Repeat if necessary.
- For general cleaning, sweep your floor regularly (at least once a week) and be sure to wipe up spills promptly. Occasional mopping with Resista® Floor Cleaner or other manufacturer recommended cleaning solution may be needed when dirt builds up and sweeping alone is not sufficient. Please note that soap or detergent products are not recommended for luxury vinyl floors as they will leave a dulling film on the surface.
- Use doormats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor. Use non-staining mats on your floor. Do not put rubber-backed, latex-backed, or coco fiber mats on your floor because they may stain or damage the surface.
Laminated flooring is also highly durable. Although it may be indistinguishable from hardwood at first glance, its advanced construction makes it suitable for more areas of the home. In fact, some laminates even provide a waterproof system that can even withstand the moisture in bathrooms and kitchens.
Most laminates have a protective wear layer makes it incredibly durable, scratch and stain resistant, so it offers a wonderful solution for pet owners or active families with children.
- For general cleaning, use a dust mop or wipe occasionally with a damp cotton or cloth mop. If heavier cleaning is needed, an occasional damp mopping with Resista® Floor Cleaner or other mild cleaning product is suggested. Do not use soap or detergent-based cleaners, wax-based products, or any type of polish as they leave a dull, filmy residue. Do not flood your floor with water or clean with a steam cleaner.
LAMINATE FLOORING CARE AND MAINTENANCE
- To help eliminate fine particles of dirt and grit that act like sandpaper and will scratch any floor, vacuum or sweep daily. The vacuum head must be a felt or brush type. Be certain that the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. DO NOT USE A VACUUM WITH A BEATER BAR HEAD UNLESS THE BEATER BAR IS SWITCHED OFF.
Whether you want hardwood, luxury vinyl or laminate, regular care is an essential part of maintaining your floor’s beauty and enhancing its life and performance. By following warranty requirements for proper cleaning, it can be easier than you think!
Colorado Wood Floors offers a 1-Year Warranty on installation. This covers the installation only, not warranty on the actual product.