Hardwood floors are a wonderful thing. Many praise them for how easy they are to clean, how beautiful they look, and how they match any decor style. This style flooring is definitely popular in any room, and it doesn’t harbor dirt or germs the way carpet does. However, if you want to keep your hardwood healthy for years to come, there are a few steps you need to take in order to protect it. Now, these steps require a timely schedule that must be followed. Keep up with the maintenance of your hardwood flooring with these tips.
Sweeping is a simple, five-minute-task that keeps your floors looking pristine and beautiful. Even if you aren’t really doing much during the day, scraps of paper and dust end up gathering on your hardwood floors if you don’t keep up with sweeping. It’s important to make sure you’re sweeping daily–the good thing is, this doesn’t take very long, and is a very easy job if you do it every day.
Using a mop is essential on a weekly basis; your choice of mop is, of course, up to you. Many people use the old fashioned rag mop, while others prefer the more modern stick-pad mop. Regardless of what you choose, you shouldn’t be using harsh chemicals. In fact, a little dish soap in warm water is enough to keep it clean!
This is a much simpler task than it may sound, at first. Polishing can fill in tiny cracks and imperfections that may have formed in your hardwood over time. It isn’t always necessary to do this every month–perhaps every few months will do. This is more of an aesthetic choice than anything. It will look its best when it’s smooth and clear of scratches.
Yearly: Sand and Refine
If, overtime, your hardwood has incurred deep scratches, sanding and refining it will remove them. Sanding removes the layer of sealant and refining fills that in once again, leaving for a beautiful and flawless finish. It’s important to do this every year! This will make your hardwood look its best.
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