When you selected your home or your flooring, hardwood floors may have been an easy choice, maybe they are even why you selected your home. Hardwood floors can be traditional or modern and come in a variety of wood styles and colors. But while hardwood floors look amazing, they can be tricky to care for. To help keep your floors in great condition, try these four hardwood floor cleaning tips by HouseMaids.
Top 4 Hardwood Floor Cleaning Tips
- Vacuum regularly – This may seem obvious, but keeping a regular, weekly vacuuming schedule will keep dirt and dust off your floors. Just don’t use the rotating brush, as that can scratch the floor and finish.
- Keep residue away – If you have hardwood floors in or near your bathroom or where someone gets ready for the day, there is likely hair and beauty products being sprayed. Try to keep the hairspray or other aerosols from building up on your hardwood floors by periodically using a wax-free floor cleaner.
- Keep it dry – Drink spills, rain and pet accidents can wreak havoc on hardwood. Try to keep cloth coasters or towels near where you place drinks to catch spills immediately, and consider an extra-long entry way rug and mat to help keep the elements out. Actually, area rugs are a great way to keep high traffic areas from being scuffed, too.
- Know your finish – How your hardwood floor is finished will affect the cleaner you should use. Wax cleaners are great, unless you have a shellac, varnish or poly finish to your floors. Wax can make these finished floors much too slippery, a safety hazard. If you don’t know your finish, skip cleaners with wax.
Hardwood Floors by HouseMaids
When your hardwood floors have been scuffed up and seen better days, there’s nothing like the help of a professional to clean your floors and make them gleam like new. And with HouseMaids, we deep clean every time we clean, so you get the added bonus of your entire home cleaned and sanitized, not just your floors. Try our 100% satisfaction guarantee with 50% off your first cleaning, and 50% when you refer a friend. Call (941) 953-4300 today to schedule your cleaning!