Hardwood floors are a pricey investment but few flooring surfaces beat the timeless elegance of classic wood—or add as much value to your home. It’s important to take proper care of your hardwood floors so they remain in good condition for decades to come. If you need hardwood floors refinished in Tarrytown call The Steam Team.
Keeping hardwood floors looking new is constant maintenance. Visit the National Hardwood Floor Association for hardwood floor tips. Water can damage hardwoods. Make sure you clean up liquid spills as quickly as possible, and place a throw rug by the kitchen sink and entryway. Maintain a consistent temperature, without extremes in humidity.
It is best to sweep daily using a soft bristle broom or a dry microfiber mop. Use a recommended wood flooring cleaner once a month, but do not use a wet mop, and avoid vinyl or tile cleaning products. Every few years apply a touch-up coat of wax or polyurethane, whichever finish your floors have. Polyurethane is generally more durable than wax, but wax is the tried-and-true old-fashioned way of finishing your wood floors, before poly products became available on the market. Depending on how much wear and tear your floors experience, you’ll need to sand and refinish your floors only once a decade or so, or sooner if there’s high traffic and more damage.
We offer a refinishing service requiring maintenance treatments only once every 1–3 years. Our proprietary process developed by The Steam Team refinishes your hardwood floor and hopefully avoids the need for expensive—and inconvenient—sanding years down the road. We have been servicing Tarrytown for over 35 years.