Hardwood Floors Maintenance

Posted on: December 23, 2013

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Here are some steps you can take to minimize maintenance and maintain the beauty of your wood floors as well.

    1. Do not use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products on wood floors. Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly.
    2. Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors. This will prevent scratching.
    3. Do not wet-mop a wood floor. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.
    4. Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened towel
    5. Put fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching.
    6. Avoid walking on your wood floors with cleats, sports shoes and high heels. A 125-pound woman walking in high heels has an impact of 2,000 pounds per square inch. An exposed heel nail can exert up to 8,000 pounds per square inch. This kind of impact can dent any floor surface.

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7.  When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is best to pick up the furniture completely to protect the wood flooring.

8.  For wood flooring in the kitchen, place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink.

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Old Barn Wood Beams

Posted on: October 7, 2013

Old Barn wood beams and barn boards are rich with our American history. Recycling old barns is an environmentally friendly use of existing resources. When we recycle this old wood we are saving the past for the enjoyment of future generations by adding authentic Americana to family homes and select commercial facilities.

From these old barns emerge hand hewn beams, barn boards and reclaimed barn wood that retain the rich patina and character imparted by decades of daily use and of weathering by wind, rain and sun. Antique barn wood, is a true “exotic wood” that is crafted by nature.