Learning how to clean hardwood floors will keep your hardwood looking beautiful for years to come. Unlike carpet, dust and grime are more noticeable on hardwood floors, but maintaining your hardwood floors may be easier than you think. Carpet One has created an easy to follow hardwood cleaning guide.
Daily Hardwood Cleaning:
Microfiber mops and cloths are gentle and effective on hardwood floors. The microfibers attract dust and allergens from the surface and small crevices in flooring. They recommend cleaning your hardwood flooring with microfiber cleaning pads, but using a soft bristle broom also works.
Weekly Hardwood Cleaning:
Weekly maintenance will help keep hards to reach areas clean. Wet mops and vacuums can help with removing excess dirt from stubborn corners. However, some hardwood flooring is more delicate than others, so we recommend approaching your weekly cleaning with caution. Excessive moisture can take a toll on hardwood, so always use a hardwood cleaner. Vacuum wheels and low beater bars can scuff and scratch your flooring, so be extra careful.
Other Helpful Tips:
- Clean spills quickly
- Use area rugs in high-traffic areas
- Wipe shoes and pet paws
- Never steam hardwood
Caring for your hardwood floor is easy and can help extend its life and preserve its appearance. By observing a few precautions and using appropriate cleaning methods, you can expect years of beauty from your flooring. Be aware, with hardwood, care and maintenance instructions may also differ by region as the flooring may shrink or expand based on the climate and humidity. Wood floors perform best when room humidy falls between 30 and 50 percent, and room temperatures fall between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And because no two pieces of hardwood are the same, it may have natural blemishes such as mineral streaks, small knots, or grain variations.
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