Believe it or not, we still have a few more weeks of winter. (Spring can't come soon enough, right?) However, as the last snowfall and ice storms come through Nashville, it's important to know how to care for your hardwood flooring. If you've been ignoring it so far, now is the time to take an oath to protect those floors and keep that hardwood beautiful.
The winter months can be harsh on hardwoods. Trekking in water, slush and salt from the trails of Percy Warner Park or the Cumberland River is easy, but fixing the damage it causes to your hardwood can sometimes be difficult. While they're some easy solutions for residential homes, it's not feasible to ask every person to take off their shoes at the door of a commercial building. Here are some simple solutions that can help clean and protect your hardwood floors.
1. Place doormats by entrances -- Installing floor mats can stop snow, ice and salt at the door. This is the quickest way to prevent unnecessary damage to the hardwoods. Not only does this help protect your flooring, but it's also always a great way of preventing accidents. People walking on hardwood flooring with wet boots can easily slip and fall. And let's be frank, that's not good for business.
2. Use premium finishing -- When it comes time to renovate your hardwood floors, be sure to use products like Bona that will decrease scuff and scratch marks. If repairs do become necessary, Bona makes it much easier to fix. Ozburn-Hessey can help you decide what kind of finishing is best for your needs and assist you in getting the job done.
3. Have maintenance on-call -- Proper care and upkeep of the hardwood is key to a lifelong floor. Be sure to have someone ready when maintenance is needed. Having someone you trust and rely on is important in ensuring the job gets done, and Ozburn-Hessey can be that for you. The team is available to answer your maintenance questions and help keep those hardwood floors like new.
Don't let the last few weeks of winter get the best of your flooring. By taking simple measures such as place mats and high-quality finishing, you're one step ahead in maintaining beautiful hardwood floors. For more information about Ozburn-Hessey and their services, call (615) 254-1585.