If you are lucky enough to have beautiful hardwood flooring
in your home, you probably want to make sure that you take good care of it so that it lasts for years to come. Here are some tips and suggestions for caring for and cleaning your hardwood flooring to keep it in top condition, and looking beautiful and clean. Most wood flooring
is finished or varnished, which makes it a lot easier to clean. You can usually clean such floors with a simple mop. If the floor is only dusty, and not all that dirty, you can sometimes get away with a dry mop. But if there is dirt, food, or other grime on the floor you may want to use a wet mop and a gentle cleaning solution or soap. You can also use a sponge or wet rag to clean smaller areas.
Another way to keep your wooden flooring or engineered wood flooring
looking in top shape is to give it a good waxing or polishing once you have thoroughly cleaned the floor. Of course you can do this yourself, or you can hire a company to do it for you. But waxing and polishing are not necessary to keep wood flooring looking good—it’s just an added touch that some people like to do. If you choose to put a carpet or area rug down over the floor, try not to damage the wood by adding staples or tacks to hold the carpet in place. Make sure you clean underneath the rug once in a while too.