Perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of renovating or repairing an apartment or condo are wooden floors. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of change and refitting fixtures, so taking the time to assess, repair and refinish wooden floors can often be set aside for later.
Wooden floors are a stunning feature in any home; they bring warmth and elegance to a room and, with proper maintenance, will last for years. So when you’re planning that upcoming renovation project, don’t forget to mind the hardwood.
Checking that your wooden floor is in good condition should not just be part of a renovation project – it should be done at least once or twice a year regardless, as certain types of damage such as moisture seeping through can be harder to detect over time. It’s important to check wooden floors for signs of cracking, warping and general wear-and-tear. If your floor requires any spot repairs, consult a professional to assess what materials might be needed and which technique would work best for your situation.
If major work is required on a wooden floor, it is usually best to go with a sanding and refinishing job. This process will fill in any mini cracks and indentations that have developed due to daily wear-and-tear. Professional equipment sometimes makes this daunting process easier and more effective than if you were to attempt DIY repairs or upkeep yourself.
It’s well worth it to take care of the wood in your home – well-preserved hardwood flooring can add significantly to the appeal, charm, and value of an apartment or condo. Don’t forget – when you’re renovating your home, remember to mind the wood!
Living in an apartment can be a joy, but what does one need to do to keep them in good condition? In addition to the usual cleaning and regular maintenance don’t forget about the wooden floors!
It’s worth remembering that wooden flooring looks amazing and can last for years if properly cared for. Knowing how to care for your floors will help ensure they look great and stay looking great.
To get the most out of your new or newly-refinished wooden floors, it is important to put a strong maintenance plan in place. During your weekly cleanings, make sure vacuum and mop regularly, using a wet mop when needed. This will help reduce the buildup of dirt and dust particles that can scratch hardwood floors as they travel through the vacuum cleaner more forcefully when dry. At least every month should wax or apply a quality wood floor polish. Additionally, use non-slip mats or rugs near doorways or other areas where you may worry about slipping on the wood floor.
If you choose to refinish your floor yourself, be aware of how much work is involved. Sanding is essential to making sure the refinishing job succeeds; any mistakes while sanding can make all the difference in how good your finished product looks after it’s sealed. After sanding is complete, sealant should be applied evenly with a brush to ensure maximum protection against wear and tear.
Wooden floors add touch of class to any room and what better way to show them off than having them look their best? By following these tips for proper maintenance and repair, you can help keep yours looking like new for years to come!