Summer Maintenance for Your Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floor

Summer is a perfect time to perform regular maintenance on your hardwood floor.

Summer is upon us, and that means more activity. Trips to the beach, mountain

hikes, sudden storms, and days at the pool are all coming. You do plenty to protect

yourself from the intense heat and sunlight of the summer, but you might be

surprised to know that you need to protect your hardwood floor too.


The Doormat is Your Friend


Remember going to your grandma’s house and the first thing she always said to you

was to tell you to wipe your feet? Turns out, there’s a good reason for that!

Anything stuck on the bottoms of your shoes can slowly grind away at your floors.

Using a doormat can dramatically reduce these issues. A doormat is especially

important to those that live in an area where there is a lot of sand. Alternatively,

you could just institute a “shoes off” policy in the house and make sure everyone

who comes in removes his or her shoes, but this isn’t always the best choice for





If you don’t put on enough sunscreen, you feel it. Those same UV rays that are

burning you are also damaging your hardwood floor. You never want to see

discoloration on your beautiful floors, but that is the unfortunate effect of direct

sunlight. Your flooring will also age faster when exposed to too much sunlight, so be

sure to close the curtains when the sun is directly on those rooms.


Keep it Clean, Folks


Summer is a time for parties and backyard barbecues. It may seem obvious, but

proper cleaning is one of the easiest ways you can maintain your hardwood floor.

The widely held belief is that the best way to do this is to polish and wax, but that ‘s

actually not true. The best way to keep your floors nice and clean for all that

summer entertaining is to simply vacuum. If you’d like to add some shine or remove

food stains, look for an all-natural, organic, hardwood-specific cleaner.


Whatever Type of Flooring You Choose, Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is Ready to


Are you looking for 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 America is happy to provide our customers with top-notch service

to meet any and 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 appointment today or give us a call at 410-667- 0620 so we can keep your

carpet looking great for years to come. To follow us online, don’t forget to check out

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