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Should You Have Your Hardwood Flooring Covered?

The hardwood flooring in your home is subject to plenty of things that can jeopardize its beauty and durability. Spills, heavy foot traffic, furniture rearrangement, and even pets can greatly contribute to a shortened lifespan for your gorgeous hardwood floors. Polyurethane floor coatings exist as an add-on to your new flooring that has a number of benefits:

A puppy laying on a hardwood floor

It’s Protective

Some of the biggest threats to your hardwood’s strength and attractiveness are moisture, mold, bacteria, drops, nicks, and heavy foot traffic. Polyurethane floor coating adds a layer of protection that prevents moisture damage, mold growth, staining from spills, and chips or dents from dropped objects. This hardwood floor coating also protects your floors against the elements. The sun can easily discolor any type of flooring with prolonged exposure, but the protective layer greatly decreases the rate at which this discoloration occurs.

It’s Safe & Easy to Install

Polyurethane floor coating doesn’t emit dangerous vapors when it is installed, so it isn’t harmful to people, pets, or the environment. When the coating becomes damaged in small areas, it is easy to touch up with replacement coating. It dries relatively quickly, making the installation process a breeze.

It’s Low-Maintenance

No one likes to spend their Saturday on their hands and knees scrubbing their floors. Luckily, polyurethane floor coating makes cleaning your hardwood floors very easy. Simply sweep a few times a week with electrostatic cloths or a dry mop. For spills and messes, dampen a cloth or mop with warm water, wipe up the liquid or debris and let dry.

Polyurethane floor coatings can be applied to newly laid hardwood or to existing hardwood flooring that is in need of refinishing. Years down the road when it comes time to reapply the polyurethane, a screening process can be performed that removes the top layer of floor coating without having to sand down to the bare wood. This means less dust and makes for a significantly simpler refinishing project.

If you’re considering hardwood flooring for your new or existing home, it’s a no-brainer to go with a polyurethane floor coating as well. The experts at Dragon Scale Flooring can tell you everything you need to know about protective coating for your hardwood floors and are dedicated to providing you with exceptional flooring options at prices you can afford. Contact us for more information on Maryland polyurethane floor coatings today!