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Environmental Benefits of Wood Floor

18 Nov

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Environmental Benefits of Wood Floors.

Wood flooring is the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. Sustainable forest management makes it possible to harvest wood without any serious impact on the environment, because trees are a renewable resource that can be replaced time and time again.

• Average annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than average annual removals (Source: US Department of Agriculture Forest Service)
• Indoor air quality is better with wood floors (Source: US Environmental Protection Agency)
• Wood is a carbon neutral product that produces oxygen during its growth cycle and stores carbon during its service life (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)
• Wood floors use less water and energy to produce than other flooring options (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)
• At the end of its service life, wood flooring can be burned as fuel or recycled (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)
• Wood floors last hundreds of years, so won’t need to be replaced as often as other flooring options (Source: National Association of Home Builders)
• While it takes most hardwood trees 40-60 years to mature, the inventory planted today won’t be needed for 100-plus years (Source: National Wood Flooring Association)
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How To Care For Solid Hardwood Floors

14 Nov

Solid hardwood floors are among the easiest to keep clean. Protect their warmth and character with simple, everyday cleaning techniques. It’s important to know how to prevent damage to your solid hardwood floors.
 Prevention
 DIRT and GRIT : Dirt, grit and sand are your hardwood floor’s worst enemies.They act like sandpaper on the finish, causing scratches, dents and dulling and finish wear. Place floor mats at entrances to trap dirt and prevent damage. WATER AND OTHER SPILLS : Standing water can warp a poorly finished hardwood floor and can damage the finish. Simply wipe up all spills as they happen. 
HARD CLEANERS : Avoid oil soaps. They can build up and create problems when it’s time to put a maintenance coat on the floor. Instead, neutral pH cleaners made specifically for wood floors are recommended.
 FURNITURE : Lift the furniture to move it — avoid dragging. Felt contacts under the legs will help prevent scratches. DENTS : Vacuum with a brush attachment — don’t use vacuums with beater bars. SUN : Direct sun can discolor your hardwood floor. Close curtains and blinds or add sheer drapes to protect from the sun’s intense UV rays. Regular Care SWEEP : Brooms with fine, exploded ends trap dust and grit effectively.  
VACUUM : Canister vacuums with special bare floor attachments are the surest way to get rid of all the dirt and dust.  
 DUST MOP : Use a good padded mop and a hardwood flooring cleaner— Spray the cleaner onto the floor and clean by mopping.

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How To Buy Hardwood Floors

5 Nov

 

Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Installation Los Angeles

How To Buy Hardwood Floors.

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