3 steps to maintaining hardwood floors

3 steps to maintaining hardwood floors

Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home, but they must be maintained, just like any other aspect of your home. Maintenance doesn’t have to take hours each day, in fact, below are some simple and quick cleaning methods that will ensure your flooring’s lifespan is exceeded.

1. Use Floor Protectors

Floor protectors are important to protect your flooring from unnecessary grime and damage. From furniture tips to rugs, some simple protective measures will keep you from unnecessary work. Make sure to research any products before use!

2. Practice Basic Care At Least Once a Week

You can speed up the cleaning process by initially dusting your flooring with a duster or mop, such as a Swiffer. This will pick up dust, hair, and other particles that are capable of producing deep scratches or scuffs on your flooring. After dusting, use a manufacturer approved cleaning agent for spot cleaning.

3. Deep Clean Occasionally

With grime, dirt, and oil building up over time, your basic weekly care will not completely clean it all. Consider doing cleaning seasonally, and use a heavy-duty wood cleaner according to the label and manufacturer instructions. Be careful to only use a damp cloth, as too much standing water can actually harm your flooring. In humid weather, operate a fan or AC to speed the drying of the floor.

Need help with proper cleaning of your hardwood? East Texas Floors in Tyler, Texas is your one-stop shop for all of your flooring needs. We are family-owned and operated with over 27 years in the flooring business. Call us at (903) 894-8453 for more information on hardwood maintenance!