If you have new hardwood floors, you may wonder how to keep them clean and beautiful. Ideally, you want your hardwood floors to stay in great condition for as long as possible. If you are looking for some hardwood floor cleaning tips, the video posted below is a great resource.
According to the video, one of the most important steps in keeping your hardwood floors in great condition is regular sweeping or vacuuming.
The dust and dirt that can accumulate on floors can scratch the surface of hardwood floors. As people walk on dusty hardwood floors, they press the dust and dirt particles into the surface and drag them along, leaving small scratches that can dull the finish. Regularly sweeping the floor or using a vacuum that has a hard floor setting can prevent this problem.
When your floors need a deep clean, you can mop them. Make sure you don’t leave standing water on the floor, as this can damage the wood. This is especially the case for pre-sealed hardwood floors that have small gaps between the boards. Floors that have been sealed after installation can withstand exposure to water better. Use a cleaner in your mop bucket that is made for hardwood floor cleaning.
Every now and again, you can revitalize your hardwood floors with the application of floor waxes or specialized hardwood floor treatments. These products have specific usage instructions based on their unique formulations.