When it comes to flooring, we are floored with the choices available in the market. From granite to tiles to wood; we have a plethora to choose from each of these options too. However, nothing matches the timeless classic appeal of wood. Be it a contemporary décor or a traditional one, wood suits every taste.
A lot of us back out from using wooden flooring considering the cost factor. Yet, when you evaluate the pros that come with wooden flooring, the cost doesn’t seem so high. These are fairly easy to maintain, so can be an ideal option for even high traffic areas in the house.
One can go in for solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring depending upon individual taste and of course the budget. The primary difference between the two apart from the cost factor-engineered wood is less expensive than solid wood ones- is that engineered wood is basically layers of wood pressed together to form a plank which can be then installed even over existing tiles.
Since wood has the characteristic to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, care must be taken during installation to account for these.
One can go in for any kind of finish making wooden flooring a truly flexible option. They can also be sanded and re-furnished to restore its shine and glory.
So, the next time you think of floors, just make the wooden choice!
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When it comes to flooring, there are a lot of options to choose from. Wooden flooring is one of the hot favourites among the buyers and many builders also choose to cash on this. Wooden flooring keeps the floor from getting cold in winters and also gives a royal look and feel to the house, apart from being eco-friendly and a healthier option. It takes a little more than routine maintenance of sweeping and swabbing.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your wooden floor is always shinning and free from dust and scratches:
Keep the floor dry at all times: Spills are the worst enemies of wooden flooring. Any kind of spill, be that of water or any other liquid, needs to be wiped off immediately to avoid seeping of the liquid into the surface. The liquid needs to be moped off with a dry cloth.
Sweep and vacuum often: Sweep wooden floor with a soft-bristled broom and vacuum often to remove the dust. While vacuuming, care must be taken to use the soft brush attachment to avoid scratching of the surface.
Use rugs, carpets and/or runners: Avoid gathering of dust by using rugs, carpet or runners at areas of heavy traffic to catch all the dust and grime. Avoid walking on the floor with shoes on.
Do not drag furniture on the surface: Keep sharp legged furniture off the wooden floor and never drag any kind of furniture on the floor to avoid scratches on the surface. Light scratches can be treated at home by damping a mopping cloth, dipping it in baking soda and cleaning the affected area with it.
Use specific cleaning products: Most manufactures recommend their own cleaning products and it is always advisable to stick to those products. A mix of lemon juice and olive oil is effective in giving the floor a polished look. However care must be taken while doing this since the floor can become slippery thereafter.
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