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Here at Floor Coverings International of Ottawa, we know how frustrating it can be when your flooring gets damaged, especially hardwood floors. Similar to a Maple Leafs win, the situation can put a damper on your mood for months.  While we can’t guarantee the outcome of next season, we can help with preserving your hardwood floors in order to minimize stress and maximize enjoyment within your home.

Like any good relationship, caring for a hardwood floor takes regular and consistent work. Dusting/dust mopping your floors at least once a week will minimize scratches from dirt and dust. Next, aim to deep clean your hardwood floors at least once a month. To do this, make sure your mop has just enough water to get the job done so that it doesn’t leave standing water on the floor, and use hardwood-safe cleaning products that won’t ruin the finish of the wood.

Proper cleaning is essential to maintaining the quality of your hardwood flooring. In addition to cleaning, here are some helpful tips to keep your floors looking their best:

  •      Rugs – Both stylish and functional, area rugs can prevent scratches and damage to your hardwood floors in areas of high-traffic.
  •      Pets – Make sure to trim or file Fido’s nails regularly to reduce wear on your floor when he comes to greet you at the door.
  •      Shades – Like our skin, the sun can damage hardwood floors with too much exposure, so use shades or other window treatments if the room is in direct sunlight.

At Floor Coverings International of Ottawa, we are happy to assist you with all your hardwood floor needs. Give us a call today for a free in-home consultation or any questions you may have!

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