Busted! Don’t Believe These Myths About Flooring Maintenance!
Flooring is a specialized industry and not something that is given too much thought when designing a home. However, we fail to recognize the drastic difference it can have on a house. The right flooring, be it hardwood, ceramic, laminate, vinyl or a carpet can spruce up your space and accentuate the appeal of your interiors.
In spite of its practical and aesthetical benefits, many are still put off by the idea of flooring due to the misconceptions associated with it. For example, many people think that hardwood flooring is hard to maintain or that laminate flooring gives a cheap look. Such myths are often false or based on faulty logic.
To help you make an informed decision on your purchase, Sine’s Flooring has dispelled three of the most widely believed myths about flooring.
Myth 1: Cleaning floors with vinegar and water is fine.
A lot of people clean their floors with vinegar and water. However, this is the wrong approach. Vinegar is an acid and will strip the finish from your flooring. If used on solid or engineered hardwood, the water over time will seep into the wood and cause cupping and cracking.
Myth 2: Engineered hardwood is more durable than solid hardwood.
This is a common misbelief. The finish on the engineered hardwood is the same finish as solid wood. Either of these products can be scratched or dented.
Myth 3: Floor steamers are a good idea.
TV ads show floor steamers used on hardwood and vinyl products and portray them in good light. Unfortunately, this again will remove the finish on the flooring and discolor products.
Heat with steamers is also an issue. If used on specific vinyl products, the glue could get re-activated with the heat and become loose.
If you’re looking for flooring experts in Cobourg and Brighton, ON, reach out to Sine’s Flooring. We provide a large selection of high-quality flooring products to help a client create a traditional, contemporary or modern space. Set up in 1972, we have the experience required, and you can count on us to customize your floor covering needs to your complete satisfaction. We offer a lifetime guarantee on workmanship, utilizing our own fully insured installers.