Hardwood floor care. How to take care of your hardwood floors. Expert
advise on proper care for hardwood floors. Hardwood Floors care and Maintenance.
Mr. Felix Floor, Inc recommendations on how to
keep your new hardwood floors beautiful for
What to Expect? Protect Your Investment. Mr. Felix Floor, Inc. is the professional and
experienced commercial and residential hardwood floor contractor. We care
about you and your hardwood floors. We use top quality materials and
supplies to ensure best quality of the finished product. We use proper
equipment and tools during the installation. Our professional crew is well
trained and experienced in all aspects of hardwood floor installation and
finishing work. We use standardized installation method and established
sequence of operations.
If you never lived in or owned a house with hardwood floors before, you
might need to know, that wood is a natural material and it is sensitive to
the whether / temperature / humidity change. We strongly advise our
customers to install the Dehumidifier in their home. It is important to
maintain adequate and stable moisture level in the house. Dry air
generated by the heater during the cold season will cause hardwood floors
to "shrink". It may develop visible gaps. The gaps will become smaller or
completely disappear in the summer. If you noticed the gaps between the
pieces of wood in the winter time, do not panic - this is the wood
floors reaction on dry air in the house. Properly selected and well adjusted
dehumidifier will minimize or
completely eliminate this effect.
New Construction- House Renovation Projects involving hardwood floor
installation and/or re-finishing.
Always consult with your
builder or hardwood floor contractor on proper sequence of operations. Finished
hardwood floors are easy to scratch or even damage by other contractor working
in the house after hardwood floors have been installed and finished. Many
people do not realize, that polyurethane material is plastic. It can be easily
scratched with material harder then plastic, metal, for example. So, if the
walls painting is scheduled AFTER the hardwood floors has been installed and
completely finished, it is required to cover and properly protect your
hardwood floors from possible
damage by other workers.
Harwood Floor installation or
re-finishing job always involves moving the heavy pieces of furniture or
appliances to their designated places. This is one of the most common causes of hardwood floor
damages. Plan ahead when moving heavy furniture or appliances. Do not slide,
roll or drug objects across the room. Protect your floor vigorously during the
furniture moving. Polyurethane is hard material, but it is still plastic.
Plastic is SOFTER than any metal, for example. Everyone knows that, but some
people neglect proper techniques when moving the furniture and appliances
thorough the hardwood floors. it causes scratches, dents.
Furniture must be equipped with floor protectors. Very often the generic Teflon inserts installed into the furniture
legs are not enough to protect your hardwood floor from scratches. The
furniture must slide easily over the floor surface without leaving scratches
or making a sound. You can find a large selection of furniture protection
items in a local hardware store. It is always easy (and cheaper) to protect your floor form
scratches, than treat scratches afterwards.
Hardwood Floors are sensitive to direct sunlight.
Protect your hardwood floor from
fading and discoloration - keep your curtains or blinds closed.
Hardwood Floors are sensitive to the
If you have your hardwood floors
installed in the kitchen and need to change/move/reinstall your appliances -
check all hoses and water supply connections for secure attachment and proper
seal. Water can cause permanent damage to hardwood floors.
Study the foot traffic pattern in your
house. If you know the heaviest foot traffic in your house, it is
wise to cover this area of hardwood floors with a rug or a runner. You will be
glad you did.
General rules for hardwood floor cleaning. Regular and proper cleaning is essential to keep your
hardwood floor beautiful for a lifetime. First - sweep the floor to remove
large particles. Clean your floor with dry cloth or slightly wet cloth. When
use wet cloth, ALWAYS dry the floor with a dry piece of cloth. If you have a
cleaning crew to help you with the hose cleaning, instruct them on proper hardwood floor cleaning procedure.
If you have a pet. We know you love your little friend - but it is best to
restrict pet's access to the hardwood floors area. Pets are usually
responsible for floor scratches, spotty damages and wood
discoloration. No matter how well your pet is groomed and trained, the
accidents can happen.