Care For Newly Refinished Hardwood Floors

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With our combination of high-quality products and unbeatable customer service, G3 Hardwood Flooring has become one of the best wood flooring companies in Colorado Springs. Whether you want to refinish your existing hardwood floors, or you’re interested in installing hardwood flooring in a home you just purchased, our team of flooring experts has you covered. 

As a full-service hardwood floor refinishing company, G3 Hardwood Flooring is able to expertly restore your wood floors. In an effort to help you maintain your hardwood floors for years to come, our team has curated a list of different ways to care for your newly refinished hardwood floors.

Five Ways To Make Your Newly Finished Hardwood Flooring Last

Hardwood floors are known for being extremely durable, but when newly finished, your hardwood floors are more susceptible to damage if not cared for properly. Until the finish of your hardwood floors is completely cured, make sure to abide by the following guidelines to make sure the drying process goes smoothly.

1. Keep The Room Warm

In order for your refinished hardwood floors to cure properly, it’s important the temperature of the room stays between 68 and 75 degrees. 

2. Don’t Walk On Your Floors

After your floors are refinished, it’s crucial to avoid stepping foot on them for at least 24 hours. This will help ensure your floors are completely cured and you don’t accidentally damage them by walking on them prematurely.

3. Wait To Bring In Furniture

It’s also important to make sure you wait to bring in furniture for the first 24 hours after your hardwood floors are refinished. When the time has come for you to set up your furniture, make sure to carry your furniture instead of sliding it on your floors. This will help you to avoid scratching your newly refinished floors.

4. Minimize Foot Traffic

During the first week after your refinishing service, your hardwood floors are still delicate and curing, so try to avoid foot traffic in the area as much as possible. 

5. Clean Carefully

Once you’ve had your hardwood floors refinished, it’s no surprise you’ll want to keep them as pristine as possible. However, you don’t want to mop your newly refinished floors for at least a month. Mopping, or using any sort of liquid cleaning solution, during this time can weaken the finish and prevent your floors from drying properly. If you have a mess you need to clean up, make sure to use a dry dust mop instead. 

Refinish Your Hardwood Floors With G3 Hardwood Flooring

Whether your hardwood floors are beginning to discolor, or you want to repair damage that your puppy caused to your floors, our team at G3 Hardwood Flooring is prepared to refinish your floors. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to restore your hardwood floor to its former beauty and durability. Refinishing your hardwood floors is a great way to revitalize your flooring without having to completely replace your existing floors. If you’d like to learn more about how our hardwood floor refinishing services can benefit you, contact us today!