Hardwood floor installation can increase the value of your home while giving it a classic aesthetic. However, do you know how to make your hardwood floors look good 20 years from now? In this blog post, we will give you our hardwood floor maintenance tips so you can enjoy your hardwood and for years to come. For more information, we recommend talking to a hardwood floor company before making a purchase.
Vacuum or Sweep Daily
You’d be surprised how small particles of dirt can gradually wear away the finish on your hardwood floors. For this reason, we recommend vacuuming your hardwood floors with a soft floor attachment or sweeping with a broom. While on a daily basis may seem like overkill, remember that you and your family members also track in dirt on a daily basis. You may also use a dry microfiber dust mop to clean your floors.
Move Furniture Occasionally
If the room receives a lot of sunlight, you’ll want to move the furniture around occasionally to prevent obvious fading. Homeowners who leave their furniture in the same position for years on end may be surprised to notice the outline of their furniture on their hardwood floors to fade over time—just make sure it fades evenly by moving furniture.where the sun wasn’t able to reach. It’s natural for
Clean Spills Immediately
No matter how careful you are, eventually someone will spill on the new hardwood floors. To, simply blot the spill as soon as possible. If water or other liquid is allowed to sit on the surface, it can ruin the finish and even seep into the wood to create a permanent stain.
Place Floor Rug by Front Door
Dirt, sand, and pebbles have an abrasive quality that can gradually wear away the finish and shine of hardwood flooring. Since most dirt is tracked in through the front door, it makes sense to place a floor rug in the entry way. Not only do rugs catch dirt and moisture, but they can be easily cleaned through vacuuming.
Avoid Walking in Heels
High heels and spiked shoes can cause damage to the surface layer of your engineered wood or hardwood floors. The easiest solution is to take off your high heels as soon as you enter the house. Your hardwood floors (and feet) will thank you.
Don’t Use Wax-Based Cleaners
The type of maintenance your floor needs will depend on what hardwood floor finish was used. In general, we advise against using wax-based cleaners, steel wool, or strong detergents. Using the wrong cleaning product can trap dirt or dull the surface of your hardwood floors. For the right hardwood floor maintenance, be sure to call the company that sold and installed your hardwood floors.
The hardwood floor installation contractors at Carpet Bonanza work hard to make sure you are satisfied with your new flooring. If you are interested in learning more about and engineered wood floors before you buy, give us a call at (616) 396-2765.