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Find Out Effective Ways Of Cleaning Your Parquet Flooring

If you own a beautiful parquet floor you are truly a lucky one! To enjoy it for decades, help your flooring look in perfect condition, and guarantee enough protection and preservation of the initial perfect condition, a proper, regular and thorough cleaning and maintenance routine is essential. The good news is that keeping your parquet pattern in top-notch condition does not require too much of elbow grease, energy, money or time. Professional help might be needed now and then but the future of your wooden floor is generally in your own hands.

How Wood Floors Can Save You Money

A lot of recent campaigns put an emphasis on the role the interior design and its aspects play in environmental issues and improved energy efficiency in every home and working/commercial space. As you can conclude, improved energy efficiency is important not just for financial and comfort reasons for the household, but also in the context of taking ecologically-friendly steps and having a conscious attitude towards the world surrounding us. However, when it comes to the comfort of your own home, being able to save energy while still enjoying convenience is very important.

Cleaning Wooden Floors While Pregnant

With the hectic and stressful life, we all have to handle a lot of everyday tasks and chores. For most of us cleaning the floor probably is not a number one priority of the day. To be honest – quite often we end up in the situation of quickly vacuuming and mopping the floor.

How to Maintain Wood Flooring During The Winter

The winter season is here with all its charms and amazing surprises. The change of the weather means a change in the environment of the real wood flooring. This requires some precautions and extra preparation, which also applies to your floor care and maintenance routine.

14 Important Ways in Which Your Wood Floor is Trying to Tell You Something

Have you ever had the moment with babies when you stand in front of them pulling your hair in exasperation while they are crying and you keep saying again and again ‘Just tell me what you want’? You have to read the signs, say the specialists. Same with your wood floors. It seems they give you plenty of signs to make you aware before starting to ‘cry’ as loud as they can.

How to Reduce the Colour Changing of Your Wood Floor

As a natural product wood is expected at some point to experience changes. What kind of changes can occur would depend on many factors including the type of wood, the finish and stain, the atmospheric conditions, and something quite important, the amount of care the floor has been given. Colour changes should also be expected because time affects everything.

6 Myths About Wood Flooring and Its Maintenance

1. 'Wood Floors Are Expensive' Well, they cost more than pretty much any other alternative on the market, no questions about it. But let’s distinguish cost and cost-effectiveness.

Pets and Wood Floor Damage

Dog's and cat's toenails can easily scratch a wooden floor. The pets cannot help but shed their hair occasionally and this doesn’t make the floor any cleaner. Here and there "accidents" happen which can also negatively affect the floor.

Daily & Regular Wood Floor Care

The elegance, versatility and inherent beauty of natural wood flooring make it one of the most popular options for today’s homeowners and a good reason! In addition to the high aesthetic value, the real wood is hypoallergic, doesn't have the unfaltering love for dust and other debris that carpets do and doesn't feel "cold" and artificial like tiles.  Moreover, natural wood never goes out of fashion and fits perfectly no matter the home interior. It should come as no surprise that wood has overwhelming popularity over all other flooring options.

Protecting Your Floors from Furniture

Hardwood flooring is popular, attractive, kind of expensive and therefore - very valuable. People don’t spend hefty amounts of money to simply neglect their wood flooring at some point in the future. No, this would be like throwing your money up into the air on a windy day.

Protecting Floors with Doormats and Rugs

There are various reasons why the surface of hardwood flooring becomes worn and distressed - stains, spills, dents, scratches, etc. However, all of those things are the result of a single thing –  floor traffic. Naturally, as the floor suffers increased amounts of movement, its condition slowly worsens until we eventually have to sand it.

Can High Heels Damage My Wood Floor?

High heeled shoes are considered impractical, uncomfortable and even painful to use. However, despite all those disadvantages women continue to use them because fashion forced it on them. Funny enough, high heels were first worn by men but for far more practical reasons.

Having Plants on Wooden Floor

In our busy everyday lives, we are constantly running around, we are constantly under pressure – about the course of our lives, our career or our families. A long time ago people knew how to find respite and relaxation in nature. In modern times this is not the case.

Solid Wood After Care

With the correct care, your floors will stay beautiful for many years to come. Common sense and a few preventative steps can lengthen the life of your floors. A regular cleaning routine will simplify your floor care.

Cleaning Stains in Waxed Floors

  If the scratches or stains are in the wood, the finish is probably a penetrating stain and wax. Scratches: Repair by waxing the area. Dried milk or food stains: Gently rub with a damp cloth.

Cleaning Stains & Scratches on Varnished Floors

Beautiful, attractive and very desirable – these three words can easily describe hardwood flooring today. As great as it, though, wood is not as resilient as some other flooring types and needs a certain amount of maintenance to preserve its fine appearance and healthy condition. One of the most annoying and frequently encountered problems are related to stains and scratches.

Treating Stains & Scratches on Waxed Floors

If the scratches or stains are in the wood, the finish is probably a penetrating stain and wax. Scratches: Repair by rubbing hard wax-oil to the area. Products such as Osmo Polyx Oil, Woca, Fiddes or Blanchon will come handy.

Preventative Maintenance

Wooden floors are a natural product associated with style and even luxury. Floors, however, can and will get worn, distressed and damaged over time. This brings up the question, what can you do to preserve them in their current state? How to keep them in good health? There is a lot you do to make sure your floor is well maintained.

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