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Why care for your hardwood floor during summer time?

wood floorWood flooring is a natural product so it response to different weather and environments like humidity variations. That is why, it is important that you take good care of your wood. Remember, wood floors can contract and expand even though they have been dried, cut and processed into flooring. These changes are noticeable and not good for your floor.

With summer just around the corner now is the time to give your flooring a little TLC.

Summer time

Did you think that hardwood floor will not react to heat? Well, you can think again. It might be spring and before you know it, summer can be here anytime. During warm and humid season, indoor humidity can rise up to 90%, your hardwood floor will absorb the moisture from the air causing it to expand. Then in winter your floor will shrink and this can cause cupping.

Cupping can occur when the edges of your floor boards is higher compared to its middle portion. This can also happen when spilled water is absorbed by the floor.

Cupping will make your floor uneven and generally can be reverse but is not good for your flooring.

To avoid cupping from happening, here are summer tips on how to care for your wood flood this hot summer months!

  • Put rugs in water prone areas such as your kitchen. This can prevent your floor from absorbing water which can create unnecessary cupping.
  • Never allow indoor humidity to rise excessively. You can turn on your air conditioner during summer months. This will give you a comfortable feel in your home and can also make your hardwood relax.
  • Clean up! To get the best of your hardwood floor, don’t forget to clean! It will make your hardwood appear flawless and look like new again!
  • Check your floor surface, does it need to be resealed or oiled?

Do these and enjoy your hardwood during summer and all year round!

Why care for your hardwood floor during summer time?

Need to install hardwood floors? Or need some repair? Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for your needs. We offer flooring installation services of any types including parquetry, cork and bamboo floors. Ring us for your free quotes today.

Does DIY Parquetry install cork tiles?

cork floor by DIYYes, D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring offers more than installation and supply cork tiles. For excellent results, ask us to install your cork tiles.

  1. Reputable company
  2. Sustainable product
  3. Environmental friendly

Reputable company

D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring is not your ordinary installers. We are professionals that have years or experience, knowledge and skills to give you the best results. You can now have a sigh of relief knowing that you have picked the right people to work with for your new cork floor.

Sustainable product

Need long lasting flooring that with suit your needs be comfortable and save you money? You can never go wrong when choosing cork flooring, perfect to fit in with your home and lifestyle.

If you are a busy person, cleaning your cork flooring will be easy. Cork requires a little maintenance to look good and last for a long time. Cork can be laid into any surface of your home, just tell the installers where you want it to be placed.

Cork is never affected by humidity so you can avoid shrinkage or expansion problems. It is also ideal for kitchens, lounge rooms and bedrooms, places where you spend time or have to stand for a long time.

Environmentally friendly

Stay healthy with cork flooring all the time. Cork can help say goodbye to asthma, allergies and sort of health problems as cork doesn’t holding dusts and dirt into the sheets.

Cork is hypoallergenic, soft underfoot, fire and insect resistant perfect for kids and pets playing on the floor without mossies destroying their fun. Welcoming guests, you will love showing  your friends to see the elegant and cosy feel that cork flooring gives your home.

Does DIY Parquetry install cork tiles?

Yes, we are installing high quality cork tiles!

For enquiries, ring D.I.Y Parquetry Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to get free quote. We are servicing Bunbury and surrounds. Call us today!

3 mistakes you should avoid doing to your hardwood floor

hardwoodThe elegant look of Hardwood floors makes your home feel totally fabulous. In fact, so many of your friends are asking about your flooring that you couldn’t be more proud. If you could only keep your floors that way – beautiful, gorgeous and looking brand new.

However, you know it’s impossible, right? Through time, dirt, grit and scratches can damage the appearance of your hardwood floor. Should you be worried? No. As long as you know how to clean your hardwood floor, you’ll be fine. Plus, knowing the mistakes you should avoid when cleaning will make your hardwood floor last longer!

Hardwood floor cleaning mistakes

Mostly, in our desperate attempt to keep our hardwood floors looking their best, we do things unintentionally that may harm our floors. This is not wrong, but some damages may be irreversible. Before making these errors, STOP and read the common mistakes below.

  1. Using regular household dusting and cleaning products
  2. Using too much water to mop
  3. Using wax with urethane or other glossy finish

Mistake #1 – Using regular household dusting and cleaning products

Often, we clean our floors with what we have at home –it’s less hassle and less costly, right? However, instead of cleaning your floors, you are actually inflicting damage. Your hardwood floor might require specific dusting and cleaning products, make sure you use the right one when cleaning. Use a soft cloth not a feature duster and the quilts on the features can scratch your floor. Don’t use silicon based polishing sprays as it is not good for your floor.

Mistake #2 – Using too much water to mop

Too much water can cause permanent damage to your floor. Do not pour water directly on to your floor to mop. Instead, use a damp cloth to clean and wipe up spills immediately. Dry mop after mopping to ensure no excess has been left behind.

Mistake #3 -Using wax with urethane or other glossy finish

Your floor doesn’t need wax to look shiny. Floors with glossy finishes are easy to clean and a quick swipe of a damp cloth can do the trick. If you are thinking of recoating your floor, check what surface product was used before and only reapply the same time of product.

If you are not sure about cleaning your floors or need advice on what type of surface has been applied ask D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring, we are you flooring specialists and we even do repairs.

Need a new floor? We do that too; contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can install different types flooring for you including parquetry, cork and bamboo flooring. Choose from our large range of high quality hardwood flooring. Ring us now for a free inspection and quote.