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How to safe your hardwood floor in Christmas

Posted on: December 13th, 2021 by Carliuska Gonzalez No Comments

With Christmas approaching it is worth thinking about how to protect your hardwood floors from the weather.

Protect your wooden floor from winter weather

Winter weather can be harsh and impossible to avoid. The main problems that you may be faced with are dirt, grit, debris and water being brought in from outside.

Hardwood floors can easily be scratched and damaged by grit and salt that is used to protect the streets and pavements from freezing weather.

There is also the issue of snow, slush and rainwater being brought onto your hardwood floor from outdoor footwear.

To minimise any damage to your hardwood floor, follow these steps:

  1.  Put doormats at all entrances to your house. These will help to catch any unwanted grit, dirt and debris from outdoors.
  2.  Remove outdoor footwear before walking on your wooden floor. Ideally these should be left in a porch or garage and not directly on your hardwood floor.
  3.  Sweep and clean your wooden floor regularly to remove any dirt or debris that has crept onto your floors.
  4.  If you have pets, clean and dry their paws as soon as they come inside.

Protect your wooden floor from your Christmas tree

If you are having a real Christmas tree this year then there are two main things to watch out for.

Real Christmas trees are inevitably going to lose some needles, so ensure you sweep around the tree on a regular/daily basis to reduce the chances of people walking on them and dragging them across the floor.

If you are having an artificial tree this year then be aware that most artificial Christmas trees have a metal or plastic stand that can scratch your hardwood flooring. It is advisable to place a floor covering, such as a mat or rug, underneath your tree to prevent any unwanted damage to your flooring.

 

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Flooring Alternative Bamboo: The Cost-efficient

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by wfp_admin No Comments

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One of the most important considerations when making the choice from among several floor options is cost efficiency.

Keep in mind that the cost aspect has two components first; the initial cost outlay used in the purchase and installation of the flooring products; and second, the cost for maintenance over the lifetime of the floors.

In both components; the cost efficiency of bamboo flooring cannot be overlooked.

In terms of initial outlay, bamboo flooring is a cost-efficient option. The cost varies from $5 to $8 per square foot depending on the color; texture and thickness as well as overall quality of the bamboo flooring.

At these prices, bamboo floors are at par with the prices of many hardwood floors; although it must be said that lower prices can be enjoyed; thanks to comparison shopping and price negotiations. Â Just remember that quality should not be considerably compromised in favor of cost considerations you will get what you pay for in bamboo flooring, too.

But the purchase cost will still be increased due to the supplies and labor necessary for the installation of the bamboo flooring. The labor component; however, can be reduced in case you can install the bamboo floor as a do-it-yourself project.

cost for installation the floor

In case you want professional installation, be sure to add $3-$5.50 per square foot for the services. The money paid will be well worth it considering the excellent results – no warping, bulging and cracking, among other visible signs of amateur installation.

As to the cost to the environment, yet another important cost component, bamboo flooring has one of the lowest carbon footprints. Bamboo is a renewable resource because it reaches maturity; (i.e., suitable for harvest) within a 5-6 years and it can be planted in sustainable forests. Â In contrast, hardwood trees like ash, oak and maple takes decades to mature.

Qualities of floor:

In terms of maintenance costs, bamboo flooring has higher cost efficiency than many flooring options. Â Bamboo flooring is well known for the following qualities that make it one of the most cost-efficient choices:

  • Durability. Bamboo floors wear as well as hardwood floors especially when these are well taken care of.
  • Stability. Bamboo floors can resist the pressure from high-traffic areas, which means that it has greater stability than many types of flooring options including hardwood.
  • Ease of maintenance. Bamboo floors are easy to maintain. Vacuum and mop bamboo flooring with a hardwood floor cleaner when necessary.

When chosen, installed and cared for properly, bamboo flooring will provide great returns on investment – and that’s as cost-efficient as can be.

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