HOW TO CLEAN HARDWOOD FLOORS
Updated: Jul 20, 2022
Being in the hardwood flooring industry for many years has taught me the best methods when it comes to cleaning and maintaining wood floors. We love to share our knowledge with our clients so that their investment will last for years to come. Our process is simple, easy, but most importantly it's been proofed.
If you have wood floors at home or business, keep reading to learn how to clean wood floors with smart cleaning methods that will make caring for wood floors and maintaining their good appearance even easier.
Hardwood flooring isn’t just beautiful, it’s also durable and with regular cleaning and maintenance your hardwood floors can last a generations to generations . Read on for simple tips on how to clean, maintain and protect your hardwood floors, and keep them looking gorgeous and clean .
Use a soft bristle broom, or vacuum it with a soft floor attachment, to get all the dust and loose dirt from the floor, we recommend you invest in a good vacuum since the key to maintain hardwood floors is to remove all the dust or dirt before anything else to prevent dents and scratches, dyson vacuum you can buy it at amazon $239 .
We vacuum all of our hardwood flooring projects after flooring has been installed and it's amazing. Even the finest dust particles are lifted, leaving a glass-like feel to the floor. As pet owners, we are a big fan of their versatile vacs. Pet hair and tangles are easily conquered by powerful suction.
Once you are done with vacuuming it's time to mopping. Use a microfiber dust mop to remove dust, dirt, and whatever other particles were brought into your home. The microfiber dust mop will not scratch your floors, we recommend using turbo microfiber mop floor cleaning system you can buy it at amazon $37.95. Turbo microfiber is the perfect cleaner for hardwood flooring, comes with 2 washable microfiber pads that can be reused, rewashed and replaced.
We recommend using a non-toxic product that we always used when we finished any installation, bona floor care cleaning is safe for wood floors and leaves no dulling residue, plus if you have kids or pets is safe for your family and home, all you have to do is spray the cleaner and wipe it up with a damp microfiber cleaning pad. The residue-free, fast drying solution cleans hardwood floors by gently and effectively removing dust, dirt and grime to reveal the floor's natural shine and beauty, you can but at your local home depot $7.95
In high-traffic areas, like the dining room and kitchen, sweep or vacuum daily if possible and mop hardwood floors once or twice a week. Mop less-trafficked areas twice a month.
Don't use oils, waxes or furniture sprays .Oil leaves a residue, furniture spray creates a slippery surface and wax takes time to apply and makes re-coating difficult. Don't use straight ammonia, alkaline products or abrasive cleaners. They'll dull or scratch the finish. Don't rely on lemon juice or a vinegar-and-water solution to clean hardwood floors. I don't recommend using vinegar or lemon juice, at least not in large quantities, as these can damage the floor's finish.
Place a rug at each entrance to your home, find a few stylish mats to add to the front and back door of your home to prevent scuffs and scrapes from shoes, you and your guests will have a space to wipe off and remove your shoes before stepping onto the hardwood floors. Look for an area rug for high-traffic rooms, just like the door to your home, areas in your home like the living room where there may be a lot of foot traffic may benefit from a large area rug. Add felt tips to your furniture, peel-and-stick or nail-on felt tips will allow your furniture to glide over your hardwood floors when moved rather than dragging against them and causing unwanted scratches. Clip your pet’s claws, take time to give their nails a trim to avoid the fine scrapes in your hardwood floors from your pet’s adventures through your home.
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