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How to Care for Hardwood Floors

Keeping hardwood floors clean is a lot easier than one might think. By using these smart, must-know tricks and methods, you’ll be able to keep your floors looking pristine while also not spending too much time on cleaning! Here are five tips to help you care for your hardwood floors!

Add the Chore to Your Regular Cleaning Routine
Floors can take on a lot of daily traffic and potential mishaps throughout the year, which is why you should add cleaning hardwood floors to your regular cleaning routine. A quick clean once a week with a broom or dust mop will do wonders for your floor. From picking up dust and dirt to taking preventative steps against scratching, a simple once-over will keep you floors looking great.

Create a Maintenance Schedule
On top of adding this task to your cleaning routine, you should also create a maintenance schedule so that your wood floors will perform for years. On top of a weekly cleaning, you should also attempt to deep clean your floors monthly with the appropriate floor cleaner. Then every 3 – 5 years, you should apply a maintenance coat for the upmost care! For other tips and steps to care for you hardwood floors, click here.

Mop Floors the Right Way
Dirt and dust aren’t the only things that can build up on your hardwood floors. Oil and grime can easily build up over time and won’t be removed by your weekly dusting. To get rid of the build up, you’ll want to deep clean the floors using a wood floor mop and cleaning product diluted according to the label. Then, all you have to do is mop away to keep your floors in tip-top shape!

Find and Use the Right Cleaner
If you know the manufacturer of your wood floor, you can often figure out what hardwood floor cleaner the manufacturer recommends for their products. However, if you don’t know the manufacturer then make sure to pick a product that is specifically made for cleaning wood flooring. Any other cleaner might damage your floors, instead of cleaning them!

Learn How to Clean Stains
It’s inevitable that spill and mishaps will happen. However, if those spills become stains, you’ll want to know how to remedy those stains without damaging your floors. The way you approach each stain will vary from what type of finish your floor has. If it’s a hard finish, then you’ll want to wipe the surface with something soft. Floors with soft oiled finishes should be treated differently for various stains. For more tips on removing stains, click here!

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