It is important to know how to clean your hardwood floors. If they’re not cleaned properly, it can cause permanent damage. It can also be costly to get it fixed and ruin your investment.
Cleaning the floors properly, will keep them beautiful and they will also last a lifetime. Here are a few ways to keep your floors clean:
Keep Water Off The Floors: Water can ruin the finish and stain the hardwood floors. If rain is expected, be sure to close the windows. Be sure to also immediately wipe up any water.
Dust Regularly: Dusting will prevent scratching and extend the life of your floor. It will also reduce allergens, such as pollen or dust mites. It is best to use a microfiber material, to attract more dust and allergens.
Protect Floors With Area Rugs: Walking across the floors daily, can wear down the finish on the floors. Use throw rugs that don’t have a rubber or vinyl backing. They trap humidity, which can damage the wood.
Choose The Right Cleaning Agent
They are gentle on vinyl floors with an acrylic polish. Use an alkaline water-based cleaner, such as baking soda, to remove grease and dirt. However, do not use it too often. It will dull the floors overtime. To dissolve hard water or mineral deposits, use an acidic water-based cleaner. Don’t use anything that will leave a residue, such as furniture spray.
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