Timber floors are undoubtedly natural and beautiful. They provide sophistication and warmth to the interior. Keeping the timber floor shiny and supreme requires continuous care. When you have children or pets at your home, the level of care is higher than in usual circumstances. Spills, dirty feet, and pet waste are not an issue when you know how to clean your floor.
WHAT TYPES OF FLOOR DAMAGE TO EXPECT FROM KIDS AND PETS?
- FLOOR SPILLS
Toddlers and children are in the learning stage of their life. They need to learn how to drink and eat. With learning, there are disasters as well. If you clean the floor immediately after a spill, it will remain safe. If the liquid soaks into the floorboard, it will cause cupping or buckling. Furthermore, frequent spills can damage the top coating of the floor.
How to clean the spills?
The best way to avoid damage caused by spills is to clean them immediately. A dry towel or a lint-free cloth to clean the floor will absorb the liquid and prevent soaking in the timber. If a spill causes a stain, use a Wood Floor Cleaner with a microfiber cloth.
- SCRATCHES FROM THE CLAWS
If you have a pet in your home, you must trim its claws regularly. Claws can produce scratches on wooden floors. Small pets are more active and keep circling the house. You cannot limit the pet but can adopt measures to avoid scratching from their activities.
How to avoid and deal with scratches?
A simple way to avoid floor scratching by a pet is to trim its claws regularly. If the scratches are produced, apply a Band-Aid Fix. The commonly available wax crayons serve as a good filler and scratch fixer. For a professional approach, sand the area with sandpaper and apply a finishing coat on the sanded area.
- DIRT AND GRIT-SUBSTITUTES OF SANDPAPER
Yes, you have heard it right! Dirt coming from our shoes on the timber floors acts as mini sandpapers. They can corrode the timber floorboards and produce scratches. Common dirt and grit from the air can also accumulate on the floor and cause abrasions.
How to evade mini sandpapers?
There are two approaches to avoid dirt and girt damage to the timber floors:
- Cleaning daily eludes the dust from the floors. Vacuum and sweep your floors regularly.
- The mats and rugs on the entrance trap the dirt and small stones carried from the shoes. Lay the mats at high-traffic points.
STAINS FROM PET WASTE
An untrained dog can be disastrous for your timber floor for the first few months. The dog urine smells awful and stains the timber.
How to remove urinal stains?
To avoid staining the floorboard, clean the area immediately with paper clothes to soak the urine. Clean and rinse the floor with a damp towel, following wiping with a dry cloth. Timber floors are the first choice of Brisbane homeowners. The class and natural beauty of hardwood floors are unparallel. Adopting a few precautionary measures can last your timber floors for a long. Budget Floor Sanding suggests a professional approach to house renovation or repair. We put our best efforts into providing 100 % results. Re-sanding timber floors is an excellent way to refresh and utilize the classic timber feature.
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