|Parquet Wood Floors
Parquet wood floors are pieces of wood that are glued down or nailed together on surfaces in a pattern. It can be a geometrical or angular pattern almost appearing like a puzzle. Illustrations of parquet patterns are the use of triangles, squares and lozenges fitted in varied directions. Parquet also is very durable and lasts for a long time. When Parquet is installed, it has been known to greatly increase the value of a home.
They cost less than planks and are available in a wide range of patterns, designs and colors. Parquet floors are usually long lasting and require little or no maintenance. Regular vacuuming and sweeping will keep floors looking clean and for older floors that are showing their age and wear, Rejuvenate Floor Restorer & Protectant is a polymer-based floor finish that works great on parquet wood floors. In addition to filling in scratches, it brings back long-lost shine and seals and protects against damage such as stains and UV rays that cause fading. It also increases traction by up to 50 percent and provides enhanced safety for people and pets alike. Every 32-ounce bottle is enough for up to 650 square feet.
General Guidelines to Keep Your Hardwood Flooring in Great Shape
These simple steps can prolong the life and beauty of your hardwood floor regardless of the specific type of wood you may have.
Close curtains and blinds- UV rays from sunlight can fade colors and cause discoloration.
Use protectors under furniture bar hardwood floor looking new:
- Close curtains and blinds- UV rays from sunlight can fade colors on floor and sometimes cause discoloration
- Place floor protectors under furniture
- Clean, wipe or blot spills immediately to help prevent stains.
- Place doormats at every door- this helps to trap dirt at the doorway instead of transferring it to the floor. (The Floor mats featured at ForLifeProducts.com are perfect for this!)
- Take care when moving heavy objects like furniture and equipment- utilize furniture coasters to transport heavy objects across floors.
- Take care when moving heavy objects like furniture and equipment- utilize furniture coaters to transport heavy objects across floors.
- Dust and vacuum floors regularly to maximize beauty and decrease buildup of debris
- Exercise caution when using bleaches, mildew removers, oven cleaners, drain openers and plant food as these contain strong chemicals that can discolor floors.
- Always follow your manufacturer’s guidelines on products that are safe for your hardwood floor type.
- Rearrange area rugs occasionally as they block sunlight causing a discolored appearance under the rug.
- Avoid exposure to water on hardwoods.
- Maintain normal humidity of 40-60% throughout all seasons of the year to reduce the natural expansion and contraction process typically found in hardwoods. Humidity levels can be maintained with air conditioners, humidifiers, de-humidifiers or with a heating system.
- Keep pets nails trimmed and filed and remove stiletto style heels to minimize scratches.
- Never clean hardwood floors with steel wools or scouring powders as these can cause damage.