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Caring for wooden floors

Hard wearing, durable wooden flooringYour wooden floors are your home’s best asset. Caring for them is very important to maintain its beauty and elegance. Here are tips on how to care for your wooden floors:

Wooden floors need proper maintenance and caring. Remember, prevention is better than cure so here are the things that can harm your wooden flooring:

Sun

Sunlight that directly hits your wooden floor can cause it to develop gaps, fade or just dry out. Extreme sun exposure can affect the performance of your floor’s elegant finish. Window blinds or dark shaded curtains can prevent this from happening. It blocks the sun’s direct light from entering your house therefore reducing its damage to your wooden floors. Using blinds and curtains can also enhance the visual appeal of your house.

Sand

Sand is another thing that could cause harm to your wooden floors without you knowing it. This is due to sand particles which are brought inside on your  footwear; they became like sandpaper which can cause unwanted scratches and marks on your wooden floors. To keep this from happening, the best thing to do is to have a mat outside your door, this will filter out sand particles and prevent it from entering your house.

You can also choose to ask people to remove their shoes upon entering your house. Floor mats in entry areas of your home so that they filter the sand and dirt. This will avoid them from damaging your lovely wooden floors. When you see sand on the floor it is best to sweep it up as soon as you can to avoid it being transferred through your home.

When prevention is properly implemented, maintenance will then be easy. Basic yet regular sweeping, cleaning, vacuuming and mopping will definitely keep your floor in best condition. Spot mopping  needs be done immediately when liquid spillage happen. When spill occur, mop them up immediately to prevent staining your wooden floors. If you already have a stain on your floor, you can contact West Cost Timbers, a specialist in wooden floors, to get professional advice with your particular need. Always check your vacuum cleaners brushes. Check if it is already worn out, replace it instantly as it well scratch your floor.

Damp mopping and dry mopping are two different techniques of cleaning your wooden floor. Damp mopping should be done with proper knowledge of your floors condition, always see to it that the finish is still intact to avoid damaging your wooden floor. When performing damp mopping, you should wet the mop first then wring it out properly before damp mopping. Keep in mind to avoid using abrasive cleaners or detergents when damp mopping as they are proven harsh to your wooden floor.

Dry mopping on the other hand can be done without you having to worry about damaging your wooden floor.

For all your tips on how to care for your wooden floors contact West Coast Timbers, your local floor specialist. We offer a wide range of wooden flooring solution to suit best to your need. Call us now to discuss your requirements.

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What’s the best type of hardwood to use as flooring?

Marri  FloorBoardsIf you’re thinking of installing or replacing your hardwood floor, you might need some help. There’s a variety of hardwood flooring available today and you’ll realise that most of them are beautiful and worthy of your money. Which one should you go for and why?

Choosing the type of hardwood floor that best fits your space can be tough but should be done properly in order to achieve the kind of look and feel you want for your home. Before anything else, you should know that wood flooring comes in three types and not all are hardwood:

  • Solid wood flooring (real hardwood)
  • Engineered wood flooring
  • Acrylic impregnated wood flooring

Don’t get confused! Wood flooring “types” are different from the wood variety that you should choose. When you are looking for the best type of hardwood to use as flooring, you should get familiar with the type of wood varieties where you will base your options.

Hardwood is solid wood, real wood, the way it grew on a tree. Hardwood flooring – real wood has been used in homes for 100’s of years.

Wood varieties to choose from

Luckily, there are many hardwood trees that are grown in Australia on which you can use as flooring. The best thing about local grown trees is that they are accessible and are durable as they are resistant to the harsh Australian climate. Below are the lists of hardwood trees that you can consider:

  • Jarrah
  • Blackbutt
  • Marri
  • Tuart

These hardwoods are great for flooring as they are all durable, gorgeous colours and have lovely patterns which can create a unique and elegant look for your floor.

When choosing the perfect hardwood to use as flooring, consider the type of look you want. For example, light wood maybe more appropriate for a casual setting while dark wood blends itself to more formal surroundings, old style homes or just when you want real class.

Need help with your choices? Contact West Coast Timbers for professional advice. We can make sure you get your home the right type of hardwood. We also offer hardwood that you can’t find anywhere else. We mill our own timber so you can even see the log your flooring is coming from if you like.

Real Wood for Real West Australian Homes

Ring West Coast Timbers for all your flooring needs.

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How to mop your wood floors properly

For elegance and class wooden flooring is for youWood floors are:

  • Beautiful to look at
  • Natural looking
  • Great for people with allergies

Wood floors have been the most common flooring choices for many people for years now. However, you need to care for your wood floors. They are easy to care for when you understand the floors own set of cleaning quirks. A little care from you and your floor will go a long way and look great.

Mop your wood floors the right way!

Are you mopping your wood floors? Remember, when it comes to wood, too much water is not good as it can ruin your floors. Excessive wet patches can stain your floors and can even result in warped boards.

The correct and proper mop technique will prolong the life and the beauty of your wood flooring. Take a look at the steps on how you can properly mop your Wood floors.

  • Find the right solution
  • Right mop
  • Wring it out
  • Follow the grain
  • Dry mop

Find the right solution

Just use water, clean hot water is the best. If you have really dirty floors then you could use a trusted wood solution that is gentle to your floors.

DON’T USE bleach or ammonia, as they are harsh on your floor.

Use a flat mop

Flat mops are the best mops for mopping wood floors. They are better in getting rid of dirt and dust without scratching your floors.

Wring it

The mop needs to be dry as possible. Keep it wringing until you see that the mop is only slightly damp before using it. Your floors will dry faster too!

Follow the grain

Always mop in the direction of the wood grain. That way, it’s easier for you to get the dirt and dust. It will make mopping easier and more effective for you.

Dry mop

After you have mopped go over your floor with a new clean dry mop to remove any excess moisture.

Well done! You can now enjoy your clean, dirt free Wood floors, just the perfect place for your children to play, relax and enjoy a cuppa.

For wood floor boards, contact West Coast Timbers. Call us now and let us give a quote on beautiful wood floor boards for your home. We even have wide Marri Floor Boards, you deserve the best!

 

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