How to keep a wooden floor clean and in good condition
Any variety of hardwood floor is absolutely gorgeous, especially when it has been properly cared for and maintained.
Used in homes throughout the world, hardwood floors are very much a “luxury finish” – even if they don’t have to threaten to break your building budget when you install them. Of course, hardwood floors require very specific cleaning and maintenance procedures to be performed regularly to keep them looking just as good as brand-new.
This is often a little bit more involved than simply running a vacuum through a carpet, but hopefully the tips and tricks below will help you cut down on your time spent maintaining wooden floors while keeping them looking spotless and brand-new!Want wood flooring?
Basic care is simple and straightforward
The easiest way to make sure that your floors are sparkling on a regular basis is to simply dust up as much of the dirt, debris, and pet hair that routinely collects on all of your floor surfaces. A weekly sweeping or mopping is more than enough to cut down on this kind of dander and debris, and this activity alone will make sure that your floors are protected and that they are able to show off their finish as well.
On a monthly basis, you’ll want to do a more thorough vacuuming with a floor brush attachment, doing your best to gently “scrub” your floor with your vacuum cleaner so as to avoid potentially scratching this surface. Only vacuum after you have swept or mopped the floor to take care of larger chunks of debris.
Quarterly deep cleaning is essential
Every three months you’ll want to consider deep cleaning your floors, using a high quality wood floor cleaning product that has been properly diluted according to the instructions on the bottle.
These kinds of cleaning agents are designed to remove stock on surface debris and other gunk that isn’t going to come up any other way without negatively impacting the finish of your hardwood floors – the finish that actually protects the hardwood underneath against damage.
Warm water is usually more than enough (in conjunction with his wooden floor cleaning solutions) to smooth out dents, dings, and minor scratches. The warm water will cause the wood surface underneath to swell just a little bit to eliminate these minor pieces of daily damage, and you will be able to enjoy a much better and more impressive finished result with this approach!
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