If you’ve recently installed engineered wood flooring, you’re probably wondering how to take care of it.
A timber floor is a fantastic feature of any home. Whether it’s in the kitchen, dining room or office, you’re going to want to preserve it for many years to come.
That’s why we’ve created this walkthrough on how to look after timber flooring, and the techniques you can use.
What is Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered wood flooring is made from multiple timber layers. They’re glued and hard-pressed together to create a wood composite that can be cut and manufactured precisely to module.
As a result, the surface of this wood floor can be engineered to fit any size, shape and style necessary – hence the name.
It is generally used as an alternative to hardwood counterparts because it’s more affordable, resistant to heat and warping and comes in a range of different design options.
Care Techniques For Timber Flooring
There are several ways you can care for engineered wood flooring. Through a mixture of preventative, protective and maintenance-based techniques, you can extend and renew life into your timber floor for decades.
Prevention consists of avoiding poor practice and keeping on top of build-ups. Regarding poor practice, there are three things to keep in mind. Firstly, we recommend against allowing your engineered wood flooring to sit in water for too long. Secondly, try not to use harsh chemicals, abrasive tools, or wax-based detergents on timber floors. Lastly, regularly clean dust and debris to avoid build-ups that result damage
This is the key to long lasting wood floors. Everything in our home requires maintenance at some point and our flooring is no exception. As a result, be sure to keep an eye out for the varnish/lacquer condition of your engineered wooden floor. If it seems uneven or discoloured, you can hire a professional to sand and re-coat. Additionally, this will ensure any damage does not enter the timber, which prevents having to repair the wood.
Protecting your engineered wood flooring is another technique you can use to increase its longevity. The main feature of protection is using a solid, high quality varnish on top of your timber floor to ensure any light damage doesn’t make an impact.
You can also use coasters under furniture that have sharp points of contact, such as dining chairs. This stops any unwanted damage from occurring to the varnish, or worse, the timber .
Contact Llanelli Flooring Supplies for Engineered Wood Flooring
Llanelli Flooring Supplies prides itself on a friendly and personable service. We provide home visits and free, no-obligation quotes as well as a massive range of products. Not only this, but with over 20 years of experience in the industry and a team of trusted professionals, we can guarantee you’ll be happy with our flooring no matter what you choose. Get in touch today to discuss .