Summer is here and your whole home needs a little extra TLC to get through the warm months without breaking a sweat (or breaking period!). If you have hardwood flooring, it’s especially important that you pay attention to them throughout the midsummer period, as heat and humidity have a huge effect on them. Here are some of our finest time-tested midsummer flooring tips to keep your hardwood floors cool all season long.
Use Your Blinds and Curtains
Direct sunlight can shine directly on your hardwood flooring over the course of the day and actually lead to fading and discoloration. Many homeowners spend significant amounts of money investing in gorgeous hardwoods, only to leave their blinds open all summer long and end up with fading. The added benefit of closing your blinds and curtains is also energy savings on your air conditioning bill, so don’t be afraid to close the curtains.
Put Door Mats Outside of Your Doors
Summer fun can mean mud, water, and dirt being tracked all over your hardwood
flooring. Every time that you track grit and dirt into your home, shoes and feet rub it
into the hardwood like sandpaper and scratch the finish. Over time, these scratches
and scrapes can add up to a really unattractive hardwood floor! Always place door
mats outside of every door in your home, including the back door, and make sure
that every member of your family wipes their shoes off before entering.
Vacuum Your Floors First
Most people think of sweeping when they think of hardwood floors, but in reality,
vacuuming is the best option. Use the bare floor attachment so that you don’t do
more damage to your flooring. Sweeping can scrape pebbles and dirt across the
surface of your hardwood flooring and create unattractive and damaging grooves
Check the Tips of Your Furniture
If you use hardwood flooring, you should already have felt tips placed under the legs
of the furniture in your home. Summer is the perfect time of year to ensure that they
are still intact and in good shape. If not, replace them now!
Whatever Type of Flooring You Choose, Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is Ready to
Engineered wood or solid hardwood? Whatever choice you make, we have the
materials and know-how to help you get your dream floor! Jim Boyd’s Flooring
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all of their flooring needs. We have the knowledge and experience to assess your
needs and help you choose the right floors for your family’s home. Make an
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