HARDWOOD FLOOR MAINTENANCE
Your Hardwood Floors Need Extra Care
By installing hardwood floors, you can significantly increase your home appeal and add genuine beauty to the space. Beyond that, wood floors are favored by many for their supposed minimal upkeep in comparison to carpets. However, an investment like hardwood floors still requires consistent maintenance and care to keep them looking fresh. As San Antonio’s favorite floor renewal service, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you maintain the quality of your hardwood floors. We have your best interests at heart and hope these simple measures will help you stay in love with your hardwood floors! And if they ever need a restoration service? We’ve got you covered!
Wood Floor Maintenance Tips
Keep Your Floors Clean
When dust and bacteria settle on your floor, they increase the chances of your floors getting scratched. Sweeping your floors at least every other day is an easy tactic to keep your floors clean and make sure dust doesn’t stick. When you’re vacuuming your hardwood floors, make sure to select a vacuum that has hard floor settings and soft brush attachments for the best results. Vacuuming and mopping should be done about once a week to keep the dust and dirt at bay.
Prevent Damage to Your Floors
Placing mats or rugs in your entryways can prevent dirt collection from shoes and other sources. Be sure to choose mats or rugs without an adhesive or abrasive bottom.
Don’t Use Water on Your Floors
Never use water to clean your hardwood floors. Water can deteriorate the wood. When purchasing wood floor cleaner, it’s important to know the finish (e.g., polyurethane or wax) on your floors so you can select the right product. Most stores carry special cleaning solutions designed for this purpose which are simple to use – just spray and wipe away with a soft cloth!
Maintain Polyurethane Finishes
Floors with a polyurethane finish will need special attention. Depending on the amount of foot traffic, these floors should be inspected and re-coated every 3-5 years.
Avoid Stains at All Costs
Protecting against stains can be difficult, but it’s essential to do all you can in order to stop any tough substances from damaging the surface. When stains do happen, rubbing alcohol and steel wool should do the trick. However, this will leave a mark on the wood and damage the stain, so you’ll need to polish your floors in that spot.
Use Area Rugs
Cover high traffic areas with large area rugs. Not only will this prevent damage to your hardwood floors, but these rugs can add a nice look to your space!
Refinish or Resurface Old Floors
Eventually, you’re going to have to restore your old wood floor. When that time comes, we hope that you’ll consider using one of our hardwood floor refinishing or resurfacing services here in San Antonio.
We hope these tips are helpful! For all of your hardwood flooring needs, contact Fabulous Floors!