Hardwood in Amarillo, TX from Gowdy Flooring

How to maintain hardwood floors?

Hardwood flooring is a fantastic floor covering that can add beautiful visuals, excellent durability, and one of the most extensive lifespans in the flooring industry. But how do you maintain it?

We get that question a lot, and we’re going to share a few tips with you now.

Hardwood flooring is easy to maintain

One of the essential maintenance tips for your wood flooring is to vacuum regularly, so there will be no buildup of excess debris, which can act like sandpaper to your new floors. Sweeping can work, as does a vacuum without the beater bar engaged.

When mopping, be sure that the cleaner you choose is recommended not only for wood floors but also for the specific finish applied to your hardwood. The wrong chemicals can haze and dim your finish to a great degree.

Using runners and area rugs, especially in entryways, help to trap much of the debris that gets carried into your home. It can also help catch dampness, which is something else you’ll want to keep off your hardwood as often as possible.

When you begin to see signs, there may be more significant problems than what you can handle with regular or average maintenance, such as rippling, warping, or gaps between boards. In that case, you'll want to contact a flooring professional. You may need expertise and services that are above regular, daily care.

We’ll help with all your wood flooring services

Gowdy Flooring takes great pride in assisting our customers with the materials and services that not only create the best flooring experience but help to keep that flooring looking great for many years. If you have hardwood in Amarillo, we can help with yours too.

From our Amarillo, TX showroom, we proudly serve residents of Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Borger, and Hereford, TX. If you’re in the area, we invite you to visit us to speak with a hardwood flooring professional to find the materials and services to fit all your needs.