More and more people are choosing engineered wood flooring for their homes. This material is ideal for people who love the look and feel of natural wood but are also looking for an option that does not require as much maintenance. Engineered wood flooring will add more warmth to your living spaces, and it can last long with minimal care.
Just like any material, engineered wood floors need maintenance to stay in good shape. Learn how to maintain them properly from one of the area’s leading restoration companies.
Why Choose Engineered Wood?
You Don’t Need to Worry About Constant Expansion and Contraction
Engineered wood flooring does not expand and contract as much as solid wood. It means that you can have it installed even in high-moisture environments, such as your kitchen and bathroom.
It Looks Like Natural Wood
Among the biggest benefits of engineered wood is that it looks just like real wood. It can be difficult to tell the difference between high-quality engineered wood and natural wood. This flooring option will surely elevate and make your home more inviting. We only use superior materials for our flooring installation and roof replacement services. We work with leading manufacturers to provide the best products for your home.
It Offers Extreme Durability
Made up of multiple layers of plywood, engineered wood offers extreme durability. It can withstand heavy and constant foot traffic, making it ideal for both commercial and residential applications.
It Comes in a Wide Range of Colors and Finishes
No matter what your home style is, there is an engineered wood flooring option for you. Like solid wood flooring, it comes in a wide range of species, grades and finishes. Because it is available in different grades of wood, you’ll easily find one that suits your budget.
How Do You Care for Engineered Wood Flooring?
Hire Skilled Professionals
Engineered wood floors installed by professionals tend to last longer. The installation of this material requires proper preparation to ensure it lasts long. It is essential to prepare the subfloor first before the actual installation. Your contractor should make sure that it is clean, without traces of grease, paint, or glue residue. If the subfloor is dirty or not perfectly dry, it can affect the adhesion of your new flooring.
Fill Gaps and Cracks
Sometimes accidents happen and cause gaps and cracks to form on your floor. When this occurs, you can contact a professional to repair your floors. A skilled contractor can remove individual planks and replace them with new ones. However, if your flooring is severely damaged or old, replacing it completely may be the best option. When this time comes, turn to Anderson Restoration LLC. Whether you are looking for quality engineered wood flooring or in need of a roof repair, our team is here to help.
Know How to Protect Your Floors
Experts suggest placing doormats on the entrances of your home. It is because dirt and grit can scratch the surface of any wood floor finish. With a mat in place, family and guests would be able to wipe their feet before entering your home, protecting your engineered wood floors. It is a simple yet effective way to prevent damage to your flooring.
Another thing you can do is to attach felt pads under your furniture. When moving heavy items in your home, make sure to lift them instead of dragging them. You should also be mindful of the shoes you wear indoors. Avoid walking on your floors while wearing high heels or shoes with spikes as they can damage the upper layer of the flooring.
Remember That Indoor Temperature Matters
The temperature of your home’s interior during and after the installation of your engineered wood floors matters. According to experts, the ideal temperature is between 64°F and 68°F. You can count on our experienced team for your home flooring and roof replacement needs. We will make sure that you have the ideal flooring option for your home and that it is fully prepared for installation.
Also, instead of turning off your underfloor heating, just keep it on low. Extreme or sudden temperature shifts can compromise your flooring. It can result in lifting or cause the top layer of the engineered boards to delaminate. Remember that carpets or rugs on wooden floors can increase the temperature between the floor and the carpet.
Keep Your Floors Clean
Prevent dirt from accumulating on your floors by vacuuming or sweeping them regularly. Only use a soft-bristle head when vacuuming to avoid scratching the floor’s surface. When mopping, use a damp cloth with a bit of wood floor cleaning.
Keep in mind that it is not a good idea to use a mop soaked in water on any wood flooring. It can cause the material to expand and collect moisture and then shrink when it dries out. As a result, your floors will split or crack. As much as possible, do not soak the wood flooring in water or use a steam cleaner.
How frequently you need to clean your floors depends on the level of traffic. Cleaning or mopping the floor frequently will get rid of dust and debris. Before using any products on your floors, make sure to ask the manufacturer first to avoid damage. There’s a wide selection of floor cleaners on the market, and using the wrong one will do more harm than good to your floors. If you have questions about your new engineered wood flooring after we install them, don’t hesitate to contact us. If you also need a roof repair, we’re here to assist.
Remove Stains Safely
Acting quickly is vital when it comes to preventing stains on your engineered wood floors. If something accidentally spills on the floor, be sure to wipe it immediately. While many engineered wood finishes are resistant to stains, you can never be too safe.
Like cleaning products, be careful of what you use to remove stains on your floor. If you have pets at home, always check your flooring for pee and wipe them as soon as you notice their presence. Watch out for dog urine because it contains ammonia, which can damage wood and its staining.
For your home flooring needs, choose Anderson Restoration LLC. We are one of the area’s most trusted home improvement and restoration companies. Give us a call at (281) 376-7474 (Houston/Cypress) or (817) 226-2111 (Grapevine). You may also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.