Do I need to wax my hardwood flooring?

Do I need to wax my hardwood flooring?

The answer depends on the type of hardwood flooring. Yes, if it’s solid wood; no, it's an engineered wood floor. Read on for more information about waxing wood flooring.

Strength and shine for solid wood

All solid wood, including parquet, vintage, new or reclaimed, should be waxed every six to 18 months. Depending on family size, pets, and foot traffic, that may be different.

Waxing protects against stains, dents, and scratches. Wood is porous, so waxing also helps seal it up.
Not to mention all the extra shine!

Don't wax engineered wood floors

Engineered floors always come prefinished with an ultra-tough factory finish. So, feel free to come into our showroom when shopping for hardwood floors in Cincinnati, OH. We have an outstanding collection of solid and engineered hardwood flooring for you.

Hardwood’s benefits

Whether solid or engineered, you can be assured of the following:

1.Style. Both have natural beauty and come in various colors, plank sizes, and textures. The only difference between solid and engineered is that you can't see it.

Engineered is layered underneath, with the layers placed in a crosswise position. As a result, it's more stable and better able to handle water.

2.Long lifespan. Both last for decades and can be refinished. The latter is usually all it takes to bring the floors back to their original luster.

3.Real estate value-adding. With either type of wood flooring, you'll see 70-80% of the cost added to your property values. Moreover, potential buyers will often pay up to 2.5% more for a home with wood floors.

Top flooring source in the Cincinnati area

At the family-owned Bush Flooring Center, we know how overwhelming it can be to shop for flooring. That's why we make it as easy and stress-free as possible. You'll love how attentive we are, whether you're in the market for hardwood flooring or something else.

Visit our showroom
today, where you'll see brands like COREtec, Karndean Designflooring, and more. We're located in Cincinnati, OH, and we service Cincinnati, Montgomery, Mason, and Loveland.