Hardwood floors are gorgeous. For decades now people have preferred them in their homes. It is also a fact that having hardwood floors increases the market value of your home, along with adding a certain je ne sais quoi to your space. They are deeply desired and rightfully so, we believe!
There’s no denying their royalty, their charm and the overall chicness they add to a home. But there’s also no denying the cumbersome process of maintaining them. India has a tropical climate, so invariably most regions in our country are affected by humidity and moisture in the air on a daily basis - especially during the summer and monsoon periods. It’s a known fact that moisture and wood are a match made in a home keeper’s version of hell, so the upkeep for hardwood floors is quite the feat. But we’ve broken it down into some easy steps you can take to ensure the longevity and appearance of your hardwood floors.
Investing in a dehumidifier will pay off in the long run. It’s basic functionality is to absorb the moisture in the air and leaves the air dry which is ideal for your hardwood flooring.
If your furniture remains in the same place for extended periods of time, it causes the wood to disintegrate and lose colour in these places. So it’s a good idea to rearrange your furniture every now and then.
Did you know that some strains of wood react unfavourably to the sun’s UV rays? They cause the wood to lose its original colouring and affect it adversely. In order to prevent your wooden floors from losing colour, make sure they’re shielded from the sun with he help of curtains and blinds.
It’s also recommended that you call in the professionals every year/ couple of years, because truly, you’re going to need them to buff out the scuffs and other damage you may have caused in your daily usage of your floors.