There are a few things you need to do before you install wood flooring:
- Clean the surface of the wood floor with a clean cloth or vacuum cleaner. Make sure to remove all dirt, dust, and other debris.
- Apply a coat of sealer to the entire surface of the wood floor. This will protect it from moisture and other damage.
- Cut the pieces of wood that you’ll be using for your floor into appropriate sizes (usually 24″x48″). Mark these pieces with a pencil so that you don’t accidentally measure them again later on during installation.
- Install the pieces of wood onto the drill holes, making sure that they’re flush against each other and the wall behind them. Use screws to secure them in place.
- Apply another coat of sealer to both sides of the wood flooring, then wait until it’s completely dry before moving any furniture or appliances onto it
What Not to Do When Cleaning Wood Flooring
When it comes to cleaning wood flooring, there are a few things that you should avoid at all costs.
First of all, never use harsh chemicals or abrasives on wood flooring. This will damage the finish and cause Peeling, Scraping, and Stripping (PSS). In extreme cases, this can even lead to the development of Mold and Mildew.
Secondly, don’t steam-clean wooden floors. Doing so will only heat the surface too much and create more moisture problems. Humidifiers are the best way to deal with excessive moisture in the air.
Finally, never use water directly on wood flooring – it will cause damage and may even lead to rotting. Instead, use a mop or bucket filled with warm water and a little bit of soap.
When to Reapply a Finish or Sealant on wood flooring
If you’re looking for a Wood flooring option that’s environmentally friendly and easy to care for, then wood flooring is a great choice.
Unlike other flooring options, like hardwood or laminate, wood floors don’t require any special treatments. However, you will need to re-apply a finish or sealant every few years to keep them in good condition. This is because wood floors are sensitive to moisture and oil, which can damage the surface over time.
To apply a finish or sealant, just pour it on top of the existing surface and wait for it to dry. You can then optionally sand it down if you want a more polished look. Be sure to test the finished product in a small area first before applying it to the entire flooring – sometimes there are differences in how each type of finish reacts with different types of wood.
Finish and sealant work together to protect the floor from moisture and other damage. They also help create a smoother surface that is less likely to show scratches or scuffs. In addition, they help to resist dirt, dust, and other allergens from settling on the floor.
If you experience any problems with your wood flooring (like water damage), it’s always best to call a professional who can assess the situation and recommend the best course of action for repair.