If you’ve recently invested in hardwood floors, you’re probably busy admitting how nice and regal it looks in your home or business—and for a good reason! Possessing a certain timeless beauty, wood floors are a surefire way to make any room stand out, and when you order from UB Hardwoods, you’re sure to have a product that has good looks and has a high durability factor to match.

However, just like any other flooring, hardwood requires a certain amount of care on the part of the owner to ensure a long and productive period of service. This type of flooring certainly is an investment in terms of the upfront payment, but it will repay your home or business tenfold with its attention-grabbing prowess and ability to stand the test of time.

Ready to learn how to care for your new hardwood floors? Though you’re better off directly contacting an expert like UB Hardwoods with any of your questions, below, we’ll dive into the basics of caring for this flooring type.


Hardwood floors have a false reputation of being excessively finicky and prone to all sorts of damage. While it’s true that these floors don’t appreciate moist environments, provided they get the correct flooring care, they prove surprisingly versatile. Even hardwood floorings in your kitchen can last for ages, provided you put rugs near the sinks to prevent any unfortunate spills from leeching onto the floor.

Regardless of where your hardwood flooring is located, you’ll need to do the following to take care of it:

●        Get your hardwood refinished periodically | Your hardwood should always look as new as the day you invested in flooring installation—that’s the beauty of such a durable flooring type. If it doesn’t, it’s time for a refinishing, which will restore your floor’s beauty. A professional flooring company like UB Hardwoods is well-suited for getting this task done for you.

●         Wipe up spills as soon as they occur | On any flooring type, leaving a spill sit for too long can result in an unsightly stain. In particular, hardwood floors do not do well with prolonged liquid exposure. There’s nothing to worry about, though, if you wipe spills up right away!

●        Consider using rugs where spills or moisture damage are likely to occur | For example, if you have hardwood flooring in your entryway, you might consider investing in a welcome mat. Not only will it lend your home a charming aesthetic, but it will prolong the life of your hardwood in those areas.


All species of hardwood hold up differently under different stressors, and we’re here to help you find the best one for your needs. Give our Plymouth facility a call now at 763-807-4500.

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