Hardwood Flooring – What You Should Do and What Not

Hardwood Flooring – What You Should Do and What Not

Once hardwood flooring gets installed in your home, it starts providing a warm and natural feeling. The beauty of hardwood floors lies in its finishing. But do you know what you should do and what not to keep the floor new and fresh. Best part of hardwood flooring is that you don’t need to do much to look after it. However, it doesn’t mean that you neglect the floor as it is durable and can be maintained easily. In order to look after the hardwood floor, you should mop and sweep the floors regularly. Make sure you are using broom with soft bristles and mop with soft head. Water is not necessary to mop the floor. If you use hard bristled broom, after few days scratches can be easily seen.

You should go through the instruction manual of hardwood floor so that you can information what type cleaners you should use to clean the floor. Every manufacturer is not using the same stuff to produce hardwood floors. Therefore, it is always recommendable to get in touch with the manufacturer, if you’re not clear about what to use to clean the hardwood flooring. Everyone has furniture in his/her home and if you keep it on the hardwood floor, scratches will be there. Now you must be looking for the solution. Isn’t it? Simply put a mat or floor pad under the furniture and keep your hardwood flooring clean and free from scratches.

If any liquid such as water or soft drink spilled on the floor wipe it as soon as possible otherwise moisture can damage the flooring. Dirt and grits can also lead to scratches on the floor. You cannot tell everyone to not to walk on the floor with shoes. However, you can put floor mats in the entrance of your home to keep large amount dirt from entering into the home. If you want to keep your hardwood flooring scratch free refrain from using a rotating brush while cleaning the floor with vacuum cleaner. Make sure, you are not wearing pointed heels and footwear with hard soles while walking around on the floor. Otherwise you might find bumps and dents on the floor.

Never drag heavy things on the floor. Whenever there is a small function we tend to move furniture to make room spacious. However, you should not drag the furniture in any case. It will greatly hamper your hardwood flooring. In case, it is necessary to move furniture, use mat to move the furniture. If there are some dark spots such as ink stains, you should use soft steel wool and recommended cleaner to clean the floor. One thing that is one of toughest thing to remove from the hardwood floor is chewing gum or bubble gum. With the help of some cleaners, you can remove gum however; stain will remain there. The best homemade remedy to remove bubble gum is to use ice on the gum. Water makes it hard enough to chip off the floor.

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