Certified Wood Flooring Inspections
At Hultman Flooring we are dedicated to our clients. Please do not hesitate to call with any question, concern or project. We will assist with any hardwood flooring project, just contact us to get things started!
Wood Flooring Maintenance
Wood floor design, installation, refinishing and maintenance services.
With proper care, your wood floors can last a lifetime—and then some. The original wood floors are still looking beautiful in the White House, and also in homes along the United States east coast, even in homes and castles in Europe. At Hultman Flooring, we routinely refinish wood floors that are 100 years old. We have participated in projects renovating wood flooring installed prior to the American Civil War. These tips and tricks will help you to keep your hardwood flooring investment looking beautiful!
- Regular sweeping, mopping, or vacuum cleaning is necessary to maintain your wood floor’s finish and to extend the life of your wood flooring.
Rugs and mats
- Wait at least two weeks after your wood floor has been installed or refinished before using throw rugs, area rugs, or mats. Avoid using rubber-backed or non-ventilating rugs on your wood floors. Always use these items with care and be sure to regularly inspect what is happening under these to be sure they are not effecting the integrity of the hardwood flooring or the finish.
Preventive care "Do's and Dont's"
- Do use floor protectors (like felt guides) under your furniture to protect your wood floor's finish.
- Do blot up liquid spills promptly and buff dry with a clean cloth.
- Do try to maintain your home's relative humidity between 35% and 55%. A humidifier in winter and dehumidifier in summer will reduce the effects of humidity on your wood flooring.
- Do only use cleaners that are specifically formulated for your wood floor's finish.
- Do sweep or vacuum dry spills, sand, or other abrasives before they are ground into or mar your wood floor's finish.
- Do contact Hultman Flooring whenever you have questions, and especially when your wood floor shows signs of wear—but before it has worn down to bare wood.
- Don't use pre-treated dust mops or other dust mop sprays or treatments. Only use cleaners that are made specifically for your wood floor's finish.
- Don't use wax, silicone-based, pine-based, oil soap, solvents, or other household cleaners that can damage your wood floor's finish.
- Don't use power scrubbers or any cleaning appliances that use water under pressure.
Common household maintenance
- Liquid spills: Blot with a damp cloth, then buff with a clean, dry cloth.
- Grease spots: To remove grease, tar or oil, wipe the stain with a soft cloth dampened with a floor cleaner formulated for your wood floor's finish, then buff with a clean, dry cloth.
- Wax or chewing gum: Put crushed ice in a plastic bag and apply to the wax or chewing gum until it is brittle enough to crumble off of the wood floor surface. Remove remaining material using a soft cloth dampened with a cleaning solution formulated for your wood floor's finish, then buff with a clean, dry cloth.