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You’ve finally gotten your perfect hardwood floors after months of planning and preparation – now what? It’s important to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment by keeping your flooring looking its very best. The team at Floor Coverings International of Wexford and the Pittsburgh area is here to give you some tips on how to preserve your hardwood floors.


  • Invest in area rugs – Rugs and other carpeting are a great way to extend the life of your hardwood flooring. Dirt brought in the home can cause abrasion, so placing rugs in an area of high traffic will greatly reduce wear on your floors. If you have kids or pets, rugs are a must to prevent scratches from toys and paws.
  • Regular maintenance – By dust mopping your hardwood flooring at least once a week, you can eliminate the majority of dust and dirt that wear it down. Using a slightly damp mop to deep clean once a month will be extremely helpful in keeping your hardwood floors in tiptop shape. Just make sure not to leave any standing water!
  • Be proactive – There are some things that are just out of our control, and weather is one of them. If excessive humidity or wetness have made your hardwood floors cup (when planks concave), it is important to take the steps needed as soon as possible. Contacting a flooring professional to assist you with the repairs is a smart option for flooring novices.


For more information on hardwood flooring, or to schedule your free in-house consultation, call Floor Coverings International of Wexford and the Pittsburgh area today!