Is your hardwood flooring at its best always? What steps can contractors take to maintain hardwood flooring?
As a flooring contractor you want your customers to get the best hardwood flooring therefore it is a good idea to buy it fresh. But sometimes you might have a little leftover from a previous project or a project might get delayed or you might just prefer keeping some in your store instead of buying it each and every time. When this happens you need to make sure the hardwood flooring is maintained properly so that your customers are highly satisfied with your work. To help you out we have compiled a list of things contractors can do to maintain hardwood flooring…
Temperature and moisture are the two main enemies of hardwood. They can ruin quality and appearance. Therefore store your hardwood in a place where moisture is low and temperature can be controlled. Ventilation is another key factor so ensure that the room you store it in is well ventilated. Don’t negligently leave your hardwood in a place like the garage or attic.
Before storing and after you store your hardwood flooring assesses the room you store it in. Check for humidity and temperature on a regular basis and verify how this affects your hardwood. If the levels are optimum and your hardwood is unharmed then continue storing in that location, otherwise you should look for a new storage section. For example, wood flooring is manufactured at a humidity of 6 to 9%. Therefore sustaining this amount of humidity in the storage area should help you maintain it better.
Make a note of how old the different hardwood you have stored is. Always put the old hardwood at the top and the new at the bottom. Sell the old hardwood before the new stock is sold. This will ensure your old wood won’t go stale and turn useless.
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