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Concerns About Hardwood Floor Maintenance… Solved!

Hardwood floor maintenance can be challenging due to spills, moisture, and the need for regular sanding and refinishing. Engineered hardwood floors, however, offer a practical solution with enhanced scratch and stain resistance, simplified cleaning routines, and reduced need for frequent refinishing. RIVA Spain's engineered hardwood floors include a Bona layer, ensuring protection against moisture, scratches, and wear. These floors provide the elegance of wood with added durability and ease of care, making them ideal for modern living spaces.
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Traditional hardwood flooring often brings about various concerns when it comes to maintenance, some of which can be quite cumbersome and time-consuming. 

Spills and moisture, for example, can pose a threat, potentially leading to warping or staining if not promptly addressed. Solid hardwood floors also demand attention and care to preserve the shine and prevent scratches.

Moreover, traditional hardwood floors often require periodic sanding and refinishing to maintain their appearance, which can be a time-consuming and costly process. 

Opting for an engineered hardwood floor, homeowners can enjoy the timeless beauty of wood without the usual maintenance hassles, making it a practical and stylish choice for modern living spaces. 

Thanks to technology applied in high-end engineered hardwood floors, they offer a practical solution to these maintenance challenges. Some benefits include: 

  • Enhanced scratch and stain resistance, providing the elegance of wood with added durability and ease of care.
  • Simplified cleaning routines with easy-to-follow maintenance guidelines.
  • Reduced need for frequent refinishing or repair, saving time and costs.
  • Increased peace of mind knowing that the flooring is well-protected.

 

RIVA Spain, for example, known for its high-quality engineered hardwood floors, utilizes a unique construction with 7 layers of protection. One of these layers is sourced from Bona, a leading brand in floor care products. The inclusion of Bona’s layer in the manufacturing process ensures enhanced resistance to moisture, scratches, stains, and wear, contributing to the longevity of the flooring. 

“The inclusion of Bona’s layer in the manufacturing process ensures enhanced resistance to moisture, scratches, stains, and wear.”

Here, we address the most common concerns of homeowners and explore how engineered hardwood floors provide practical solutions to these issues. 

Concern 1: Scratches and Dents

One primary reason for concern surrounding the maintenance of hardwood floors is their susceptibility to scratches and dents from regular foot traffic, furniture movements, and even the claws of household pets. 

Choosing Engineered Hardwood Floors: With their durable construction and protective finishes, engineered hardwood floors provide a practical and low-maintenance solution for homeowners seeking the beauty of wood flooring without the hassle of susceptibility to damages. 

Concern 2: Oil Maintenance 

Traditional hardwood flooring with oil finish needs periodic maintenance to keep the wood nourished and looking its best. This process involves removing furniture, applying the oil, waiting for it to dry, and enduring the strong odors that come with it. This can be a time-consuming and inconvenient task for many homeowners. 

Choosing Engineered Hardwood Floors: Engineered hardwood floors do not require oil maintenance. This is because they are manufactured with multiple layers, including a top layer of real wood, and a protective finish that eliminates the need for oil treatments. This not only saves time and effort but also provides a hassle-free maintenance routine. 

Concern 3: Pet Urine Stains 

Accidents from pets, such as urine stains, can pose a significant challenge for traditional wood flooring. The acidity present in pet urine can quickly damage the wood and lead to unsightly stains if not addressed promptly. 

Choosing Engineered Hardwood Floors: While accidents should still be cleaned up promptly, engineered hardwood floors come with protective layers that resist stains. The added protection ensures that pet urine stains are less likely to penetrate the wood and cause long-term damage. 

Concern 4: Wine or Tomato Sauce Stains 

Spills from wine or tomato sauce can be particularly problematic for traditional wood flooring, as these substances can seep into the wood and leave stubborn stains that are difficult to remove. 

Choosing Engineered Hardwood Floors: When faced with stains like wine or tomato sauce on engineered hardwood floors, no worries. These technological floors receive a treatment which acts as a barrier. Just use a specially formulated product for engineered hardwood floors that helps to effectively remove tough stains without damaging the wood’s finish.

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FIREWOOD

The upper section of the tree is used for firewood, which may not be suitable for flooring due to higher branch density and smaller trunk size.

CHARACTER

Our character grade comes from the middle part of the tree. This part has a visual appeal and some knots but avoids the large holes of the top part. We refer to our character grade as “light character”.

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Our select grade comes from the bottom part of the tree and is the youngest wood, which results in the absence of knots and a sleek appearance.

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