PostHeaderIcon Tips For Cleaning Your Hardwood Flooring

Cleaning hardwood flooringFlooring is such a part of the house which is used the most and it is used by each and every member of the family and hence the probability of it getting dirty is also more. Especially if you are having hardwood flooring in your home then it would be definitely giving great look but the chances of it getting dirty is high and it also needs proper maintenance. Thus you need to clean your hardwood flooring on regular basis to keep it well maintained and ensure the longevity of your hardwood flooring. Here are some of the easy ways for cleaning your hardwood flooring.

  • Protect high traffic areas with rugs

There would be certain part of the floor which is used maximum and thus the shine and look of that part will become less. Thus while cleaning your hardwood flooring; you must pay extra focus on high traffic area. You can try protecting those areas with rugs to protect them from getting damaged. Good looking rugs will fulfill two objectives at the same time one is to enhance the beauty of your home and another is to protect high traffic area from wear and tear. While cleaning your hardwood flooring, make sure the rugs you use doesn’t have backing as it can trap humidity and it can ruin the finish of your floor. Thus instead of cleaning your hardwood flooring, you might damage it.

  • Use long walk off doormat

While cleaning your hardwood flooring, one of the easy trick to keep it clean is to not to let the dirt get inside on first place. Use a long walk off doormat, this will keep most of the dirt out of your house in the first place and hence the need of cleaning will be reduced on second place. Get a 4 to 6 foot long doormat for your front door. By using it, even if most of the people don’t wipe their shoes before getting in their shoes will automatically become clean because of this long doormat. This is really very helpful tip for cleaning your hardwood flooring.

  • Know the wax and refinish rules

While cleaning your hardwood flooring, you must be accurate about the type of finish you have. If you are having a wax finish then you can improve it by more wax but if you are having varnish or shellac finish then don’t opt for wax finish as it will make your floor too slippery. Thus be very careful before you make any changes in the finish of your hardwood flooring.

  • Vacuum your floor every week

You would perhaps do it daily and you need to do it. For cleaning your hardwood flooring, you must sweep your floor and also mop it occasionally. Along with this things, you must also vacuum your floor if not daily then at least once in a week. Vacuuming your floor will also keep the finish of the flooring intact and protected.

 

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