There are lots of reasons to choose a wooden floor for your home or commercial property. They are durable, very aesthetic and relatively easy to care for. Obviously floors get a lot of footfall and so they do require a degree of maintenance and proper usage. 

Look online and you’ll find lots of advice about what you can do to prolong the lifespan of your wood floor; however, we could equally ask “what shouldn’t you do to your wood floors?”:

There are all sorts of things you need to be careful of when you’re installing a wooden floor. For instance, solid wood floors are not amenable to electric under floor heating, you shouldn’t install a wooden floor over a concrete screed and you need to be careful about the humidity of the sub-floor, using a moisture blocker if necessary.

With the above in mind, it makes a lot of sense to seek professional advice if you’re planning a wood floor installation.

There are many more no-nos when we’re talking about the maintenance and upkeep of wooden floors. Water can cause a wooden floor all sorts of problems, and so when cleaning a wooden floor you should avoid using a wet mop; for example, you can use oil for cleaning an oil floor. Ideally, you should also protect your floor from furniture legs etc, as this might cause scuffs or marks.

For more advice look for wood floors London.

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