How to Care for Hardwood Floors
It does not matter if your floors are brand new from us or have been in your home for years, caring for your floors should be part of your weekly cleaning routine. Contrary to popular belief, caring for hardwood floors is easy and stress free. Regular weekly maintenance includes sweeping with a soft bristle broom or dusting with a dry microfiber mop. If you choose to vacuum, make sure the beater bar is turned off to remove dust from between the floor boards.
Use small area or throw rugs at doorways to help prevent dirt from being tracked in and scratching the floor.
To keep your wood floors looking beautiful for generations, below are a few maintenance tips you can follow.
Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened cloth.
Don’t wet-mop or steam mop a wood floor. Water and steam can dull the finish and even cause damage to the wood.
When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is better to pick up the furniture to move it and to prevent scratches.
Put felt protectors under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching. The should be replaced often as dirt and debris can become embedded on the pad and act like sand paper on the flooring surface.
You should also remember to schedule a professional deep cleaning at some point. Professionals know what types of chemicals to use to prevent accidentally stripping away the wood finishing. Other ways to maintain your hardwood floors over time is to have them refinished at least once or twice in their lifetime.
Visit Flooring Options by Carpet One to learn more about hardwood and hardwood maintenance. We have locations in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Largo, and Clearwater.
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