Protect Wooden Floors With Area Rugs

Fabric or material used to manufacture the rugs – There are many reasons why choosing a suitable rug in terms of its pile content is important in keeping your wooden floors unharmed and charming throughout the years to come. First and foremost, the fabric should be breathable, especially the backing of the rug. You should opt for a non staining material, as this would mean that any color or dye used in the manufacturing process is not going to bleed through or leak to your hardwood. Wool is considered to be one of the most widely used fiber, and is indeed valuable due to its features like durability, long-lasting and breathable woven structure providing sufficient ventilation to the floors.

Choosing a suitable backing is considered even more important as it is the back of the rug which is in direct contact with your hard wooden floors. PVC backing (Polyvinyl-Based) is … Read the rest

About Teak Wood Floor Maintenance

Teak cleaners

Using cleaners that are specifically made for cleaning teak wood are very helpful when you are getting rid of the mold and mildew that can form on the floors. This can cause black spots on your floors. On the market there are two types of cleaners available, which include:

  • One-part cleaners-these are more gentle in nature and require ten to fifteen minutes of gentle scrubbing.
  • Two part cleaners-these are a little harsher as the first part contains an acid application that is followed by slight scrubbing and then there is a neutralizer that is used to clean up the leftover acid.

Although they are effective in cleaning the black spots from your teak floor, they can damage the floor so you need to be careful how often you use them.

Vacuum every week

Another tip for teak wood floor maintenance is that you should vacuum them every week. … Read the rest