Wednesday, 21 April 2021

PROTECTING YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS IN THE KITCHEN


If you choose to keep your hardwood flooring installation through for your kitchen, you might be asking yourself how to protect your investment in a room that's highly trafficked and often synonymous with plain water (the natural enemy of your glorious hardwoods). Below are some easy tips for protecting your hardwoods in the kitchen!

STRATEGICALLY PLACED RUGS

There are several"high-risk" areas in your kitchen that need a little additional protection. Look around your kitchen and note any these places -- ordinary places are in the front of the dishwasher, sink, and under any pet bowls. A well-placed rug may go a very long way in protecting your investment. Be sure to select the right rug backing which won't discolor or trap moisture onto your flooring' surface.

There are various sorts of area rug pads to choose from offered in a variety of materials, depth, density, weight, sizes, shapes, and quality. To reduce damage to your flooring, the mat shouldn't include any glues, adhesives, plastics, plastics, or PVC as these can stain or stick to the floor . The greater density and weight of this pad, the more protection from denting caused by the furniture weight pushing through the region rug. Our recommendation for the most suitable rug pad on hardwood flooring is 100% natural sensed, 100% natural rubber, or a combo of both.

FELT PROTECTORS

In case you have a kitchen island, you almost certainly have some bar stools to go for it! Be sure to place felt protectors on the bottom of the chairs to minimize scratches and scuffs. Non-abrasive, felt-backed products are best. Rubber or plastic backed products may trap moisture & discolor the floor.

REGULAR CLEANING

Today's hardwood floors are quick and easy to keep. With a couple of low-cost cleaning tools and also a little preventative care, they are able to look beautiful for years to come. In addition to keeping a stable environment, your hardwood flooring ought to be cleaned regularly. Simply sweep, dust mop or vacuum to eliminate the dirt & grit that comes with the hustle and bustle of daily life. In a busy kitchen, spills are bound to happen! When it is a splatter of brownie batter or a spilled glass of water, then quick clean-up is essential. If necessary, clean your floors using a wood floor cleaning product. Based on the sort of hardwood flooring you've got, cleaning instructions can vary. Remember, we do not recommend all-purpose cleaner as they can dull your floor's finish or make a fuzzy residue.

If you're looking for quality, hardwood floor cleaning services, call us now at 020 3369 0825 to get a FREE, no-obligation estimate.

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