Wood is one of the crowd’s favourite flooring materials in Singapore. They are always available, durable, and easy to maintain. It also matches various interior designs.
Although durability is one of wood’s hallmarks, you can still maximise your wood flooring and timber decking through proper maintenance.
Here are some tips on how to take care of your wood flooring:
1. Sweep and vacuum.
Similar to luxury vinyl tiles, wood floorboards have hard-to-reach grouts. Dust and crumbs squeeze in between these narrow gaps, which poses a hygiene issue, especially if you have a toddler.
Sweeping the floor daily and vacuuming weekly, remove dust and crumbs from the tiny cracks and crevices of your floorboard.
2. Clean the spills.
Indoor wood flooring is susceptible to water and spills. Although wood floorings have furnishings that provide a layer of protection against water and humidity, cleaning the spills and wiping the floor dry is doing your wood a favour.
Rain and humidity are your last problem with hardwood timber decking. It is built to last.
3. Use the right cleaner.
Never use harsh cleaning agents for your wood flooring. Instead, buy a wood cleaner from your nearest grocery store. An abrasive cleaning agent can strip off the furnish of your wood flooring, hence, making them vulnerable to water, humidity, and termites.
4. Invest in furniture pads.
Unlike luxury vinyl tiles, hardwood and engineered wood flooring are prone to surface damage. Scratches are more visible in dark coloured wood. Furniture is the primary culprit for surface damage. Putting furniture pads under the legs of your tables, chairs, and cabinets helps reduce surface damage.
5. Recoating and refinishing.
The furnish of your wood flooring thins over the years. You need to apply a new coat every three to five years to guarantee maximum protection of your wood from humidity, heat, and termite.
Additionally, refinishing your wood flooring makes your floor look brand new.
Wood flooring in Singapore may have a high upfront cost, but the return on investment is much higher.
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