A hardwood floor can indeed provide another level of appeal and beauty to a single-family rental home. Although if your rental property has hardwood floors, there are several measures you have to carry out to retain and keep them in mint condition. Frequent and regular care is needed. In addition, tenants could be very difficult on hardwood, scratching and gouging floors either by accident or through negligence. Consequently, it is necessary to effectively look after and maintain your property’s hardwood floors, and be certain your tenant actually knows how to do so likewise.
Proper hardwood floor maintenance is one of the ideal ways to make sure that the one in your Shelby Township rental property remains functional and aesthetically pleasing. So it is vital to know the right way to care for a hardwood floor. As an example, most hardwood floors have surface finishes that help to protect the wood from liquid spills, scratches, and other types of damage. Retaining and keeping this finish intact is the appropriate method to ensure the long life of your floor.
However, hardwood can be damaged by using harsh cleaning products or the wrong cleaning technique. Specialists suggest making use of a soft microfiber mop or cloth to sweep dirt and dust off the floor. Vacuum cleaners can scratch up a hardwood floor, and regular mops use too much water, which isn’t nice for a hardwood floor too. Liquid spills need to be wiped off promptly, and actions must be taken to be certain the floor is thoroughly dry.
Even though there are so many things that a property owner can do, working closely with your tenants to care for your rental property’s hardwood flooring is still one of the ideal methods to keep it looking beautiful and lovely. Among the first things you ought to do is to teach your tenant proper hardwood floor maintenance and cleaning. In letting them understand the appropriate way to clean the floor, you can probably extend the life and beauty of the hardwood and prevent damage as well.
Another measure to urge your tenants to help you keep and retain your property’s hardwood floor is to ask them to place rugs in high-traffic areas. This can be helpful to prevent dust off of the floor and diminish the frequency of cleaning required to maintain the floor and keep it looking nice. Ultimately, you can encourage your tenant to use the right cleaning products by giving them the name of the one recommended for use on your floor, or then just ask that they only use approved cleaning products in your lease. This can truly help strengthen the importance of proper hardwood floor maintenance.
In spite of correct and appropriate care, moreover, hardwood floors need some additional attention every few years or between tenants. As time passes, wear and tear can fade a floor’s finish and accumulate scratches or other blemishes. However, provided that is all there is, in all likelihood, you won’t have to wholly refinish the floor. Mostly, all a faded hardwood floor needs is a screening (which roughens up the surface of the existing finish) and a new application of a finish.
On the contrary, if your hardwood happens to be seriously damaged, warped, or has deep scratches or other problems, repairing and refinishing the floor may be your only option. Refinishing a floor is a long, labor-intensive task that requires specialized equipment. Even though it is, as a matter of fact, possible to carry it out yourself, several Shelby Township property owners feel that hiring a professional is well worth the cost. A flooring contractor can surely advise you better based on what kind of flooring you have and which method would best repair or restore it. Different kinds of wood require different techniques and engineered or wood laminate simply won’t tolerate heavy refinishing as solid hardwood does. In such instances, any restoration work is best left to a professional.
Taking care of hardwood floors doesn’t need to be hard, but it does require many actions and you will need to enlist the help of your tenant. Moreover, by maintaining good tenant relations, they are more ready to help you maintain your valuable hardwood floor in the best possible condition.
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