Wood floors are an investment worth making!!
They look beautiful, luxurious,and make any home complete, lasting for decades!Even if the initial cost of procuring and installing them seems heavy on the pocket. They’re ideal for any homeowner with good taste. With help from companies like ours, they’re also easy to own, since we deliver custom hardwood floors across America.
I had my wood floors installed—but how do I clean them?
Wood floorsare beautiful sturdy anddurable! They are also valuable and if neglected they can be damaged by wear and tear. This means they require care and vigilance from you, the homeowner, whether you get walnut flooring or white oak hardwood flooring.
When it comes to the maintenance of hardwood floors, there are important steps to take, especially after the initial waiting period. When you’re finally settled in and using your space, and regular traffic of people and pets coming in and out resumes, a routine for care must be set:
Buy the right cleaning solution and kits
We recommend purchasing and using Bona cleaning solutions for your hardwood floors. It’s tempting to look at the hundreds of DIY solutions and materials from around the home in order to clean your floors, but those can cause more damage than anything.
In fact, a lot of DIY solutions that claim to clean and add shine to your floors end up corroding and eating away the top layer of the wood.
Avoid hard-bristled brushes and mops
These can also cause scratches and marks along your floors, since the bristles rub across the surface. Hard bristles that you’d use on tile, marble or gravel, or outdoor surfaces are not friendly for hardwood flooring. Go for soft-bristled microfiber mops and brooms that won’t leave your floors damaged.
Use the right technique
When you start cleaning, you want to get rid of dirt, grime and any debris that could scratch the wood and cause marks. Since even the smallest rock particles can cause dents and scratches on hardwood floors, it’s important to be careful. Don’t use any sort of steam and avoid using water that could trap humidity and leave the wood warped.
Don’t use vacuums with a beater bar either, even if they seem like an easier solution. The harsh beating action can cause major damage. Suction only!
Maintain a regular schedule for cleaning
Don’t over-do it with the cleaning—excessive use of chemicals and constant friction can also strip your floor of its layers and cause damage. However, don’t put off cleaning long enough for there to be permanent stains and damage to your floor either, or for it to get so dirty that you need intense cleaning.
With the right balance and technique, it’s easy to live with custom hardwood floors. If you’re on the fence about them, you can contact us for more details and we’ll help you make a decision!