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The Do’s and Don’ts of Engineered Hardwood Flooring

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Have you been toying around with the idea of replacing your current commercial flooring with engineered hardwood flooring? Engineered hardwood flooring is both a stable and striking choice. Commonly known to lend a sense of durability to interiors, it has been a popular commercial flooring choice for centuries as it portrays a variety of benefits, including:

  • A sustainable long-term investment
  • More resistant to moisture and humidity than solid hardwood
  • Allows for expansion and contraction of wood to be minimized
  • Complimentary to a variety of interior designs
  • Easy to clean
  • Environmentally friendly
  • High value look
  • Strength and durability

Although a versatile flooring choice, engineered hardwood has necessary requirements that are not always apparent to consumers. Business owners who don’t research the installation and maintenance of engineered hard wood flooring often face a loss of time, money and overall investment when executed poorly.

Below are some of the most vital hardwood flooring do’s and don’ts:

The Do’s

  • Do consider the environment in which your engineered hardwood flooring will be installed. Assess the humidity and level of foot traffic within your facility and choose the right flooring species accordingly. 
  • If you have little to no experience installing engineered hardwood flooring, do hire a professional.
  • When cleaning the floors within your facility, only utilize vacuums and dry or damp mops and cloths to keep the flooring clean and clear of debris.
  • From the point of installation, do wipe up all spills on your engineered hardwood flooring as soon as possible to avoid permanent stains and water damages.
  • To minimize as much tracked in dirt as possible, do place wide mats or rugs by all entrances and high traffic areas.
  • To avoid permanent scratches and scrapes, do place protective pads under all furniture legs including chairs, tables, couches, desks, filing cabinets, etc.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t apply other coats of stain / polyurethane finishes on already finished engineered hardwood flooring.
  • When cleaning your new hardwood flooring, ensure that you don’t use any wax-based cleaners or harsh detergents that will dull the finish of your flooring.
  • Although more resistant to water than solid hardwood flooring, it’s important that you don’t use excessive water when cleaning your flooring, as it can cause damage to your finish.

If you are interested in learning more, contact the flooring professionals at Commercial Flooring & Interior Concepts, Inc. based out of Eatontown, NJ. For more information, contact us at 732-542-0022 or e-mail [email protected]

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