Hardwood Floor Care
Maintenance of today’s wood floors is easy! New
technology in stains and finishes call for regular
cleaning that requires little more than sweeping
and/or vacuuming, with occasional use of a
professional wood floor cleaning product. You will
want to use a cleaning product that is recommended
by your wood flooring professional. This will ensure
that you use the proper cleaner for your type of
flooring and finish.
Hardwood floors are generally easy to maintain. You
just need to remember that water is the biggest
enemy of hardwood floors. Your floors can warp,
shift and lose their luster if you allow them to get
wet. The best way to avoid these problems is to wipe
up spills with a dry cloth and never use a wet mop
to clean the floors. Keep floors dirt free with a
broom or vacuum and only use cleaning products that
are safe for wood floors.
You can also extend the life of your wood floors by
placing rugs in high traffic areas. If you are
moving furniture around the room, make sure you use
felt gliders or some other fabric to protect the
wood. Sunlight can also damage wood, so keep an eye
on the parts of the floor that get direct sunlight.
You can use curtains or blinds to limit the sun.
If you take good care of your hardwood floors, they
will last a lifetime and require only periodic
refinishing. The best part of hardwood floors is
that scuffs, scratches and imperfections can be
sanded out every few years, so that your floors will
continue to look like they were just installed.