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. Ease of Maintenance
Maintenance of today’s wood floors is easy! New technology in stains and finishes call for regular cleaning that takes little more than sweeping and/or vacuuming, with occasional use of a professional wood floor cleaning product. You will want to use a cleaning product recommended by your flooring manufacturer, installer, or other wood flooring professional. This will ensure that you use the proper cleaner for your type of flooring and finish.
If you need any help with cleaning products, please feel free to call us on 01379 652613/08456 021781. For more ideas on flooring, take a look at our wood flooring collections at Source Wood Floors