If you’re looking to improve your home and give it that added touch of style then timber floors offer a stylish choice and are simple to install in any home. Timber floors not only add style to a home but also give it a natural, warm look. With this in mind, genuine care and maintenance is needed, especially through the extremes of summer and winter, in order to preserve the great looks of your timber flooring.
Now that Winter is nearing an end (finally!) it’s important to start thinking about how you’re going to care for your floor over the next 6 months. Caring and maintaining for your timber floor during the summer months is important, ensuring it lasts longer. Even the most carefully installed timber flooring installs can take a beating, with boards popping out or curving due to high humidity and moisture content in the air – not to mention the general wear and tear that happens with all types of flooring.
So, whilst enjoying the glorious sunny days of the coming summer season, we’ve provided some of the top tips to maintain your Perth timber flooring. You can thank us later.
- Preferably use a vacuum attachment that won’t scratch or damage your timber floors.
- Use shades or blinds to protect your timber floors from the direct sunlight. Moisture and humidity during summer time can be damaging to your timber flooring and the more you can keep the sun away the better
- Use a de-humidifier to help absorb the moisture in the air, this can reduce the moisture and humidity that we all experience during a Perth summer.
- Nothing is worse than bringing in all that sand from the beach scratching and damaging your timber flooring over time. Say no to sand and make the kids take their thongs off when they get back from Scarborough Beach!
- Attach foam or soft padding under your chair legs reducing that chances of scratching and scraping
- Stay away from vinegar and water mixtures as they will potentially damage your floors. Use water to clean up any spills however be careful tipping water straight onto the timber surface, use a cloth or mop to clean up any mess.
- Never pour water straight onto your timber surface as it could damage it, using a damp cloth or mop should do the trick.
- Household products are a no go, make sure that they’re suitable for cleaning your timber floors before using.
Timber floors can have a big impact on style, with the natural beauty and extraordinary characteristics, making even the most standard of interiors look unbelievable. With the coming summer months it’s important to keep your floor in mind.