A quick sweep at the end of each day will stop dirt and dust from settling onto your hardwood floor. Use a microfiber cloth or broom with very soft bristles to avoid scratching the floor’s finish. Sweeping the floor at the end of every day might seem like just another task to tackle, but commit to this habit and in the long run you will be glad you did!
Although you can mop a tile floor with water, water can cause significant damage to a wood floor! If you decide to vacuum your hardwood, make sure to adjust the bar accordingly so that the bristles do not scrape or scratch. Avoid vinegar or steam; these can damage your floor.
Polishing your hardwood floor doesn’t have to be a chore. With beautifully scented polishes and oils on the market, everyone in the family can have fun shining up the room! Plus, it is easy to find natural, eco-friendly, and non-toxic products to help you with this task. Orange-based oils are wildly popular for their uplifting citrus scent, and they are safe to use around children and pets.
Spot clean as needed
Life happens in our homes, so every floor will see its share of spills. When liquid spills on your floor, wipe it up quickly and dry the area thoroughly. If liquid is allowed to rest on a hardwood floor’s surface, this can lead to spotting, damage, or even rot.
Deep clean every year
Months of traffic and activity on your floor every year can erode your floor’s finish. It’s not uncommon for the coating on hardwood floors to wear out most on the “paths” your family walks through. Having a professional sand and then re-finish your hardwood floor can make your floor look like new, restoring all of it to an even, shiny finish.
Use mats and rugs in high-traffic areas
Runners in hallways and rugs under tables can not only tie a living space together, but they can help protect your floor, as well. When shopping for an area rug or runner, just be sure to check that you are looking at rugs made for use on hardwood floors. Some rugs have a backing that can trap moisture. If moisture collects on your wood floor, that would damage your floor instead of protecting it!
If your hardwood floor can use a facelift, let Young Interiors Flooring Center lend a hand! We have been serving the Myrtle Beach and Longs area for over 20 years. Give us a call today!