How do I Take Care of Hardwood Floors in My Home?

Wood floors are a coveted flooring option for many homes. They’re attractive, they’re easier to clean than carpet, and they increase the value of your home. It’s important to remember to take care of hardwood floors, however; otherwise, they won’t be looking so sharp.

It’s important to take care of hardwood floors so they keep their like-new shine.

Follow the advice below to keep your hardwood floors shining and blemish free!

Regular sweeping and vacuum is a must.

Hardwood floors are generally easy to sweep and vacuum, so this isn’t a difficult step. However, it is one that many homeowners neglect. Wood floors should be swept regularly, often times even daily, to maintain their like-new condition. The reason behind this is because dirt and debris can easily scratch wood floors. Wood is softer than other flooring materials, so just moving a chair across a dirty wood floor can be enough to cause dirt trapped beneath the chair legs to scratch the floor.

Mop at least once a week.

Once a week after sweeping or vacuuming, mop your hardwood floors. Mopping deep cleans and reaches places where brooms might miss, like corners. Remember not to use water, vinegar, or any cleaner other than hardwood floor cleaner, or else you may dull or damage your floor. Scrubbing generally isn’t required for wood floors; a gentle mopping will do.

Don’t forget to polish!

Polishing only needs done every few months, which makes it easily forgotten. The shine your hardwood floor gives when squeaky clean is really the polish, not the wood itself. Choose a hardwood floor polish and polish every 2-4 months after sweeping and mopping to maintain shine.

Although hardwood floor care is easy, it can be time consuming. Many people don’t have time to sweep their wood floors every day like they should. Misty Clean offers thorough, careful floor cleaning to keep your hardwood floors in their best condition!

Looking for help maintaining your wood floors?

Many homeowners these days don’t have time to clean as thoroughly as they should. That’s where Misty Clean comes in. Offering professional, quality cleaning services to the Anne Arundel, Howard County, and Baltimore County and city areas, you’re bound to be charmed by our experienced technicians. With Misty Clean, you’re getting only the finest!

Want hardwood floors that shine like new? Give us a call at: 410-255-4111. Misty Clean will take care of hardwood floors with the best tools, best practices, and of course the best service technicians!

You can also visit our website for a no-obligation estimate request on your cleaning woes.

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