My room is X square feet, but we’re being told to order x+50 square feet of flooring. Is this really necessary?
Yes, but 50 ft isn’t the magic number. Usually it is recommended to get an extra 10% to make up for cuts that are done and areas that need overage. If the room is perfectly square however it may be less than 10%.
I love my three dogs, but have heard that pets can scratch up wood flooring. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
It’s amazing how our pets become like family! You definitely don’t need to get rid of Fido just because you are getting hardwood floors. Two suggestions we have? Get your pets nails trimmed regularly and use a TON of scatter rugs.
I love how hardwood flooring looks, but it is an investment! How do I keep my floors looking new as long as possible?
You will want to clean your hardwood floor regularly with a dust mop or sweeper. DO NOT use a wet mop or steam mop on your hardwood as the water can damage or dull the finish on your floor.
If your little one (or big one) spills liquid, clean it up as soon as possible. Avoid walking on the floors with sports cleats or high heel shoes that are in disrepair. These can scratch the finish, or even dent the floor.
Lastly, if the floors have lost their “new” look, find a wood floor cleaner that works with your floor. Use it as directed and you can restore that new look in no time!