Building A New Home? How To Care For Your Reclaimed Wood Surfaces

When you're building your own home, you want to get every detail right, even down to the materials you choose. If you've decided to use reclaimed wood throughout your home, you've made the right decision. Reclaimed wood is a great way to add beauty and charm to your home, while doing something good for the environment. However, you do need to spend some extra time caring for your reclaimed wood. Without proper care, your reclaimed wood may splinter, crack, and peel. If you're not sure how to care for reclaimed wood, follow the tips provided below. 

Provide Moisture Protection

When it comes to caring for your reclaimed wood, the first thing you need to do is ensure proper moisture protection. Exposure to moisture can cause serious damage to your reclaimed wood surfaces. One way to protect against moisture damage is to install a dehumidifier in your home. If you've chosen reclaimed wood for your flooring, be sure to use rugs at your entryways. This will prevent water from being tracked into your home. If you're using reclaimed wood for your cabinets, be sure to remove moisture buildup with a soft cloth. This is especially important in your kitchen and bathrooms. 

Keep Reclaimed Wood Clean

Reclaimed wood will retain its beauty for many years, especially with the right cleaning routine. You can clean reclaimed wood floors by using a damp microfiber mop at least once a week. Cabinets can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. If your floors and cabinets get too dirty, you can use a mild detergent to clean them. However, be sure to avoid using any type of harsh cleaning chemicals on your reclaimed wood. If your reclaimed wood loses its shine, use a mild wood polish to restore the luster. 

Protect Against Direct Sunlight

Now that you've decided to use reclaimed wood in your new home, you want to avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight. One way to do that is to use curtains or blinds on all of your windows. However, you can also protect against exposure by tinting your new windows. Not only will window tinting protect your reclaimed wood surfaces, it will also help to increase your home's energy efficiency. 

Control Inside Temperatures

Finally, if your contractor is going to use reclaimed wood in your home, talk to them about installing a programmable thermostat as well. Reclaimed wood does best when the temperatures remain stable, which is where your programmable thermostat comes into the picture. A programmable thermostat will help to maintain a constant temperature inside your home, which will protect your reclaimed wood surfaces.



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