Keeping your wood floor clean | Wood Flooring.
Keeping your wood floor clean.
Suppose you've spent the money to get a pristine hardwood floor as a staple feature for your home. In that case, you will inevitably want to keep it clean and here at Wood Floor Specialist maintaining our wood flooring installations is one of our priorities.
One of the most popular reasons for installing a hardwood floor is that they are easy to keep clean. Being able to mop up any spills rather than have the carpet cleaned is a real benefit of getting this type of flooring installed. However, it is essential to make sure that you are using the right products not to ruin the top layer of the flooring. Using the right products is particularly important if your hardwood flooring has been finished using one of our recommended oils and lacquers.
Our top 3 tips:
- Clean all spills up as quick as possible. Preferably using a mop to ensure the entirety of the spillage is absorbed and not spread around.
- Clean your wood flooring regularly. Once a week, the minimum is advised to keep your floors looking fresh and ensuring that no spillages become hard to remove stains.
- Use products that are suitable for your flooring. Most products suitable for wooden floors are diluting mixtures that need to be mixed with a certain amount of water not to overpower or ruin the flooring. It is crucial to choose a suitable product and read the instructions carefully.
Sweeping your wood floor to remove debris is a great way to help prevent your wood floor from getting scratched. Debris is easy to move around, and not clearing it away is a prime example of how wooden floors can deteriorate. It is important to sweep up any debris before mopping.
As mentioned above, it is recommended to use an excellent mop to clean your wooden flooring; this should be done at least once a week. When mopping, ensure that the mop is damp and not soaking wet; it is important to wring your mop out as much as possible.
What not to do:
It would be best if you did not hoover your wooden floor unless you have a lightweight hoover to prevent scratching it.
We have always said that having a wooden floor installed is a good investment due to their durability and how easy they are to be refreshed, but being durable does not always equate to being hardwearing. It can be just as easy to damage this type as flooring, so it's essential to stay away from harsh chemicals, cleaning products that contain ammonia and machinery such as steam cleaners.
Using a steam cleaner is best for tiled flooring in bathrooms and kitchens; using one on your wooden floor could cause the wood to collect moisture and therefore cause a significant level of damage that would be hard to repair.
We offer a high-quality standard of flooring here at Wood Floor Specialist, and we pride ourselves on creating floorings that are precise to the tastes of our consumers. We offer restoration services where we can restore your hardwood floors to their former glory. Keeping your flooring well cleaned and maintained will prevent the need for restoration to happen on multiple occasions.
If you’re still undecided on what wood flooring you want, why not read our 4 Wood flooring styles perfect for you article.
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