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3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Parquet Flooring
Besides being an extra beautiful and a very convenient and functional choice, parquet flooring is also known for how lasting and hard-wearing it is. Real wood floors naturally last for a long time. In fact, they are designed to last up to a whole century when maintained properly and regularly. Parquet floors can easily outlast a bunch of the most popular flooring types such as linoleum, vinyl, laminate, carpet, and more. You won’t need to replace your parquet floors every couple of decades or few years as you would do with the rest of the flooring options on the market.
If you really want to get the most of your parquet floors, you need to invest your time in proper and regular upkeep. Thankfully, keeping your floors in good condition for a long time does not mean you need to spend too much time, energy, money, or elbow grease. A good and efficient routine is actually the smart one and professional help every now and then is also very important. Finally, good protection of the floor is the key to the longevity of your parquet floor’s life. All of these combined mean you will be able to enjoy your beautiful and durable parquet flooring for many years.
Do you want to learn and explore more new ways to extend the life of your beautiful parquet floor? Here are three effective ideas and tips for you.
Protection is the key. Good protection can help you not only enjoy your beautiful wooden floor for a long time, but it can also minimise the need for you to deal with a bunch of wood flooring issues and imperfections and spend your money on expensive and time-consuming renovation and repair services. The best way to ensure good and lasting protection for parquet floor is choosing a hard-wearing wood floor finish that is designed to preserve the natural colour, texture, and condition of the wooden floorboards and protect the surface of the floor from high traffic, wear and tear and imperfections such as scratches, dents, gouges, gaps, stains, dirt, and more.
However, keep in mind that even the strongest and best quality parquet floor finish needs to be re-sanded and applied again after a few years because it also gets worn, dull and dirty or its protective power gets weaker affected by everyday use, high traffic, and other factors.
Regular maintenance is also very important for keeping your parquet floor in perfect condition for longer. Thankfully, good maintenance and upkeep is not necessarily time- or energy-consuming. Weekly or be-weekly vacuuming is more than enough to remove all the everyday dust and dirt. If you notice this is not enough, you can vacuum daily or more often. Always make sure to use the attachment of the vacuum machine that is designed for hard surfaces in order to prevent leaving scratches on the surface of the floor and wearing off the finish.
In case there is more stubborn dirt, you can clean the floor with a slightly damp mop and a cleaning product that is designed for real wood floors only. Finally, part of the good maintenance routine that effectively extends the life of the parquet floor is making sure no issues or problems are neglected and you always have the floor professionally inspected and make sure all the required repair and renovation services and treatments are delivered on time.
Buy Good Quality So You Don't Buy Twice
No matter how regular you are when looking after your parquet flooring, the truth is that if it is not made out of high-quality materials and designed to last for longer, it will still experience wear and tear too soon. Therefore, the best way to ensure your parquet floor will remain in perfect condition for really long is to simply shop for a high-quality product. It may seem like a pretty serious investment at first, after all, real wood flooring, especially parquetry, is not the most affordable flooring option you can find on the market.
However, parquet flooring is exactly that – investment. When you shop for high quality, which is not necessarily going to break the bank, you also get a great return on investment, since you will be able to enjoy your parquet floor for many decades and it will be durable and hard-wearing enough to not pressure you to pay for sanding and renovation services every few years. Remember, you get what you pay for, therefore, if an offer for a parquet floor is suspiciously low, simply don't buy it because you are probably buying a wooden floor with really poor quality. You better invest in high-quality parquet flooring and you will enjoy it for many, many years.