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"In a national survey, 90 percent of real estate agents said that houses with wood flooring sell faster and for more money".

Wood flooring is timeless...
It enhances the warmth of any home and complements the decor of any room.

Like a fine piece of furniture, wood flooring increases in value and becomes more beautiful with time. In a national survey, 90 percent of real estate agents said that houses with wood flooring sell faster and for more money.
Wood is a natural resource, renewable and recyclable. Buildings, barns, ships and other structures made of wood often find a second life in wood flooring, cabinets, walls and ceilings. And leading allergists agree that wood floors are the perfect choice for a healthy home.

Limitless choices of today's stains, finishes, styles and designs that make wood flooring one of the most practical, easy-care and versatile floor coverings today. Maintained properly, wood flooring should never have to be replaced. Here at Lost Lodge Timber, we strive to give you the best quality and value for your wood floors.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CARING FOR YOUR WOOD FLOORS


Cleaning

Keeping your hardwood floors in good condition should be relatively easy. Dirt and grit are the major sources of surface destruction. Even small soil particles, ground in by foot traffic, can wear away at the protective coating and eventually damage the grain over a period of time. A good rule of thumb is to vacuum or sweep at the same time you would vacuum carpet, or dust mop when needed. A well squeezed cloth or damp mop for small spills with water only is standard practice. Use Swedish Floor Cleaner, or One cup of white vinegar to One gallon of water to damp mop when additional cleaning is necessary. Avoid scrubbing with coarse brushes or detergents. Never intentionally pour water onto your floor. Remove stains and heel marks with mineral spirits, both which should be removed immediately.


Properties of Wood

All the wood in your home will contract or expand according to the moisture in the air. Doors and windows may swell and stick during a rainy season. In dry, cold weather, cracks and fine lines of separation may appear in wall cabinets and furniture. The same reaction to humidity or the lack of it is happening constantly in your wood floors. Tiny cracks between edges of boards may appear when unusually dry conditions are produced by your heating system. In the warmer summer months your floor may expand somewhat making those same cracks less noticeable. In addition, if your home is newly completed the inside climate may change to a dryer one as many of the building materials are slow to dry. These are characteristics of wood because wood is a product of nature, and its natural quality is what makes it desirable.



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