Properly cleaning your hardwood floors will help them to retain their strength, reducing the potential for damage an look better over time. Here are some helpful tips.
Keep your hardwood floors clean by sweeping frequently. Besides protecting the floors of your home or business, regular cleaning also has the benefit of making the building far more inviting. Regular brooms tend to move dust and small dirt particles around. Use a soft bristle brush to remove any visible dirt and dust from the surface of the floor. Better use a microfiber mop for a more effective sweep. This will let it continue to look as beautiful as the day it was installed.
You should vacuum every week, hence some sweeping tools will leave behind dirt. Also, lift up and vacuum under area rugs frequently, since dirt gets underneath. Nothing removes dirt and fine debris from the cracks and crevices of a wood floor like a good vacuum cleaner. The important thing is that your vacuum should ensure that it doesn’t damage the hardwood floor. Make sure your hardwood floor vacuums are designed to do just that. Another thing that can damage your wooden floor is the wheels of the vacuum. Make sure your vacuum has rubber wheels but not plastic or metal. That could leave your floor marred forever.
After sweeping and vacuuming your wooden floor you should also remove more stubborn stains or dirt. Don’t make the common mistake of using whatever floor cleaner you have on hand. It could have chemicals that damage wood. Never use furniture polish as it can leave a slippery residue. Instead, use a product that’s specially formulated for the surface of hardwood floors. Always try to clean the floor in the direction of the grain.
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