Homeowners across the globe appreciate the beauty and character of wood flooring. But those living in northern climates need to deal with winter weather when snow, wet footwear, and ice take a toll on wood floors of all types. Find out how you should care for hardwood and engineered wood flooring to ensure the winter passes problem-free.
After you have installed your hardwood floors, you need to understand the best way to care for them. We have a wide range of expert tips and tricks to have your wood floors lasting longer, looking better and feeling fresher.
Covering a variety of topics including how to clean a hardwood floor, different types of products to use for protection, and generally how to care for your beautiful natural wood, our articles offer everything you need to know. Our wood experts have years of experience in maintaining our own showroom floors and are happy to share their industry secrets with you. Maintaining a hardwood floor correctly will lengthen its life and increase durability and preventing potential hazards.
September 21, 2017 - Andrew
It is important to remember that wood, no matter its species or its hardness rating, is an organic product and made of fibers that absorb nutrients and water. The fibers within wood are constantly changing in tension, flexibility, and solidity.
July 31, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
A newly installed hardwood floor has a shine that simply cannot be beat. It looks fresh and new, and you can almost see your reflection. Being hardwood, you can bet that your floor will last for years to come. However, while the floor might last, that shine might not. Keeping your floor looking clean and shiny takes extra maintenance, and that is where Osmo Liquid Wax comes in.
June 7, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
Solid hardwood flooring, the traditional form of making wood floors, will provide years of value to your home if you take good care of it. Unfortunately, the lifespan can be cut short if a few precautionary measures are not taken. Here are some tips for maintenance:
June 3, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
There is nothing better for the look of a home than a dazzling hardwood floor. Of course, for all the benefits that come with hardwood, there is one drawback. Keeping that floor looking dazzling and clean at all times can be difficult. Staying on top of it is the best option. But sometimes, it is best to have a little regular maintenance to keep that shine. That is where an Oil Refresher can be useful.
May 15, 2017 - Winston
If you are in the market for a new wood floor and haven’t heard about oiled wood floors yet, it is time to take a serious look at the options. You can be assured that this new trend is already here and it will be here to stay. Today we want to share our own experience with UV-cured oil floors (baked-in oil floor).
May 8, 2017 - Joe
Durability is always one of the top concerns for homeowners when choosing the perfect floor. When discussing the durability of a wood floor hardness is the first thing buyers focus on. Although hardness does contribute to the overall durability there are several other factors which contribute to the overall durability. Including but not limited to the sheen, color, and finish.
April 17, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
An oil finish adds an unmatched beauty to the hardwood. Allowing the user to feel the natural wood grains with each step. Oil finished flooring is designed to enhance the wood and allow the wood to become better looking with age. Using the right floor care product is the most important concept for maintaining its beauty. Although more regular maintenance is required for oiled hardwoods, the simplicity is the main benefit.
April 10, 2017 - Ryan
Area rugs are one of the essentials after the installation of hardwood flooring. One thing often debated is the use of rug pads underneath an area rug. Professionals have warned against the use of certain pads which might smudge the finish on wood flooring. In this article, we will examine the best type of pad for air quality, discoloration, and rug preservation.
October 12, 2016 - Unique Wood Floors
Your hardwood floors need a durable finish that maintains the visual appeal and natural comfort of wood. Although polyurethane finishes remain popular, UV oiled finishes provide a variety of benefits that attract discerning homeowners. When you’re looking for something upscale and distinct, consider the benefits of UV oil finish on hardwood floors of all types.
July 14, 2014 - Unique Wood Floors
Consumers have the choice between beveled edges and square edges on hardwood flooring. Besides the price difference and installation concerns, many homeowners wonder whether beveled edge hardwood floor is difficult to clean and what type of special cleaning equipment is required to keep the flooring neat and attractive.
May 1, 2014 - Unique Wood Floors
much you try to avoid it, some of those messes end up on your hardwood floors. Learn how to extend the life of your wood flooring and keep this area of your home clean.
November 18, 2013 - Unique Wood Floors
Moisture causes more damage to wood flooring than almost any other factor, and it can quickly destroy the beauty and comfort you’ve come to count on from hardwood or engineered wood floors. Understanding how moisture damage occurs and learning how to treat your wood flooring properly helps to reduce the risk of damage.
June 6, 2013 - Unique Wood Floors
Hardwood flooring remains a popular choice for home improvements and upgrades. But this beautiful flooring also comes with a list of common problems that require a little bit of knowledge and the right approach. Get the most out of your wood flooring investment by learning how to care for hardwood floors.
November 8, 2012 - Unique Wood Floors
Hardwood flooring comes in a wide range of colors and stains. Either pre-finished or finished onsite after installation, hardwood flooring finishes provide protection, enhance appearance and increase durability. Consumers may be surprised at the choices available for finishing hardwood, including popular, eco friendly methods with an oil base. Deciding between natural oil finish vs UV oil finish on hardwood floors requires an understanding of the processes and benefits of each option.