Your first step towards readying your hardwood floors is to keep them clean. Be sure that you are sweeping and dusting them regularly. If you wet mop your floors, be sure that you aren’t damaging them. The more dust you clean off your hardwood floors, the less likely they are to be scratched.
If someone spills liquid on your floor, clean it up immediately. That’s because liquid spills can warp and damage your hardwood floors. If you have children or dogs, you may want to use rugs or mats on your floors to protect them from damage.
Above all, protect your floors from scratches. That means don’t move your furniture without pads or completely lifting it off the floor. Also, be sure that your pet’s nails are clipped so that they don’t scratch the floor. Once your floors are damaged, it is difficult to repair them. If you have a shallow scratch, you need to look up products to fix shallow scratches, which you can find at many big box stores.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
Need to get more flooring ideas first? Our design blog has dozens of articles to help you get started. Whenever you’re ready to tackle your insulation project, we’ll be here to help. Contact us online to get started, or call Factory Flooring at 469-583-7053 .