Hardwood floors are amazing performers, but they are not indestructible. This is why it is important to do regular hardwood flooring maintenance to maintain the strength and lasting beauty of your hardwood floors for years. Keep reading to learn how you can do hardwood flooring maintenance.
First, make sure to vacuum and sweep regularly, especially in high-traffic areas. Make sure you use a soft bristle broom or a vacuum with no rotary brush heads to avoid scratching your hardwood floors. High-traffic areas like the hallway next to your front door should be cleaned more often.
Second, clean up spills immediately. To clean up spills, you should use a clean cloth with a hardwood floor cleaner. Make sure you apply the cleaner directly onto the cloth and then gently clean the floor.
Third, remove your shoes before walking on your floors. All shoes carry dirt and frit but especially shoes like heels or cleats can damage your hardwood floors.
Lastly, keep your pet nails trimmed. When your pet’s nails are trimmed and free of dirt and gravel, you will avoid pet-caused scratches on your hardwood floors.
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