Today, with the improved technology in the hardwood flooring business and our gold standard 3 finishes, we have made floor maintenance easy. Regular maintenance is going to require a little bit more than just vacuuming and sweeping your floors with a very soft broom. Periodically, you should also clean your floors with a professional wood flooring product recommended by the flooring manufacturer. Call today for a free consultation and to hear about our
Why Should I Clean and Maintain My Hardwood Floors?
Hardwood floors contribute greatly to the atmosphere and aesthetic of your home. But they are also an investment. Protecting them, thankfully, is simple. By routinely cleaning, you remove dust and dirt before it scratches and dulls finish, or wears away the floor. Better still, you can now use products that are safe for your family and the environment, and still have beautiful hardwood floors that will last a lifetime.
How Often Should I Clean?
This varies, depending on your household and the square footage of your wood floors. Kids, pets and environment all contribute to wear on your floor. That said, Bona recommends cleaning as often as possible. Keeping your floor free from dirt and dust helps prevents scuffs and scratches. A clean floor is a longer lasting floor.
CLEANING: Video Instructions: Click Below
- Use proper tools to clean your floor – a mop paired with a machine washable, microfiber pad for dusting and cleaning. Electrostatic action attracts dirt, microparticles and common household allergens.
- Avoid using water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on your hardwood floors. Vinegar and water actually dull the floor’s finish over time, while soap and wax leave residue. Steam cleaners put heat and excessive water on your floor, which can lead to cupping and long-term damage.
- Regular dusting and cleaning keeps hardwood floors looking new. But protective mats can further your floor’s life. Use natural rubber rug underlayments with a waffle pattern in entry ways or high traffic areas, and use felt floor protectors on furniture.
- For More Hardwood Floor Care Tips
- Use floor guards
- All furniture should have floor guards installed to protect the finish of your wood floors.
- Use Only Homologated Products
- Do not use any other floor products to clean your floors, other than the ones designed specially for wood floors. For example, acrylic acids causes the wood finish to become dull and wear out rapidly.
- Never use petroleum or bleach cleaners.
- Limit the water that contacts your floor.
- Do no wet-map the wood floors. Standing water can dull the finish of the wood floors and may leave a discoloring spot.
- Any spills should immediately be wiped.
- Wear soft shoes. Avoid walking on your wood floors with cleats, high heals or any sports shoes.
- Lift your furniture
- Do not slide any furniture on your wood floors. Try to completely pick up any furniture and then move it.
- Use a rug in the kitchen. For kitchen floors, it is highly recommended to place a rug in front of the sink.
- Use A humidifier in winter time
- It is recommended in the winter months to use a humidifier in the houses to prevent wood movement and shrinkage to a minimum.