HARDWOOD FLOOR MAINTENANCE
Advice From The Hardwood Experts in North, South, & Central Jersey
It’s no secret that hardwood floors are a gorgeous investment for your home! But, that doesn’t mean they’re low maintenance. Preserving their beauty requires some upkeep and work. We’ve compiled this list of maintenance tips to help you maintain the quality of your hardwood floors in North, South, & Central Jersey. We have your best interests at heart and hope these simple measures will help you stay in love with your hardwood floors!
Pro Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips
Keep Your Floors Clean
Settled dust and bacteria on your floor increase the chances of getting scratches. Sweeping your floors at least every other day is an easy way to keep your floors clean and eliminate dust from sticking. If using a vacuum on your hardwood floors, be sure to choose a vacuum with hard floor settings and a soft brush. Whatever your cleaning method is, it 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 against dirt collection. It’s important to choose mats or rugs without an adhesive or abrasive bottom.
Don’t Use Water on Your Floors
Don’t ever use water to clean your hardwood floors because it can deteriorate the wood much faster. Most stores carry a special wood floor cleaner that can be sprayed and wiped away with a soft cloth. It’s important to know what kind of finish is your floors (for example, polyurethane or wax) so you can choose the right cleaner.
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. Our resurfacing service is great for this kind of maintenance!
Avoid Stains at All Costs
The biggest enemy of any hardwood floor is a stain. We understand these are hard to prevent, but do all you can to keep tough substances from being spilled on your floors. If a stain does occur, 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
Protect high traffic areas with large rugs. Not only will this prevent damage to your hardwood floors, but these rugs add a great feel and look to any space!
Refinish or Resurface the Old Wood Flooring
Eventually, every wood floor will need to be restored. When that time comes, we hope that you consider using one of our hardwood floor refinishing or resurfacing services in South, Central, or North Jersey.
We hope these tips are helpful! For all of your hardwood flooring needs, contact Fabulous Floors!