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Wood flooring can add value to your home, not to mention it can be a rich and bright touch to your home décor. But as lovely as it is, hardwood flooring is susceptible to the elements, and to keep your floor looking lustrous for years to keep, there are some important tips to keep in mind:

1. Keep moisture away

If your flooring has a good coat of finish, then it will be more resistant to water than those with no or little remaining finish; nonetheless, water is the biggest enemy of all natural wood flooring. It can cause warped and cracked boards, and for this reason, one of the best things you can do for your floor is keep moisture away. Do this by quickly cleaning spills with a slightly damp cloth, and by not installing wood floor in a damp place, like the bathroom, to begin with.

2. Sweep regularly

Dirt and grit can build up fast on floors, and these can easily scratch the surface of wood flooring, so try to sweep your wood flooring with a soft-bristled broom once every day or two.

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Stone floors are extremely popular, and they have been for many years. The vast range of colors and shades, the durability, practicality and relative ease of maintenance, plus their abundance in nature has made them a perennial choice of flooring material down the centuries. But they are not indestructible, they are easy to look after and maintain but there are some pitfalls to avoid. Below are the most common mistakes people make when caring for their floors.

1. Lack of Dust Mats

The number 1 enemy of all floors, not just stone, is grit. Every flooring material will wear, it is just a matter of time. If I were to take two diamonds (the hardest known natural material) and rub them against each other, guess what, they will both wear. Every-day grit, carried in on shoes can contain all kinds of minerals such as quartz. Walking this onto your floor will quickly dull and scratch its surface. The answer is to eliminate grit, any way you can and one of the best ways is to put a dust-collecting mat outside the door. If you add another just inside you are giving your floor a much better chance of avoiding harmful grit.

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If you want to restore your wooden flooring back to its glory days hire a reliable floor sanding company who can do a very thorough sanding job and ensure that your flooring looks smooth and shiny. With so many floor sanding companies in the market it can get quite confusing to find a suitable floor sanding company to take care of your flooring project.

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