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The Hardwood Experts in North, South, & Central Jersey

Not only are hardwood floors aesthetically pleasing, but they will also add tremendous value to your home. However, preserving their beauty requires serious upkeep and maintenance. 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!

hardwood floor maintenanceProfessional Wood Floor Maintenance Tips

Keep Your Floors Clean

Settled dust and bacteria on your floor increases the likelihood that they will get scratched quicker. Sweeping your floors at least every other day is an easy tactic to keep your floors clean and make sure dust doesn’t stick. 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. Be sure 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. 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 can add a nice touch to the style of your room.

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!