Often times we keep wondering if we are causing any damage to our hardwood floors. The hardwood floors are installed in your kitchen, living room, bathroom, or dining room which can at times be areas with high traffic.
They are easy to keep clean but be cautious not to scrath or scour the floor finish. Unlike other soft material flooring such as carpet, hardwood floors are perfect to run through out the house and can make rooms look both bigger and spacious. Cleaning and maintaining hardwood floors are accomplished by using the following tips.
- Use a neutral balanced pH level hardwood cleaner with a soft broom
- A handheld or lightweight vacuum, all is need to pick up dust from the hardwood floors to prevent scratching
- Use a very fine steel wool to remove the dirt and stains, use very little amount of alcohol if needed to remove the stain from the hardwood flooing
- Pay attention to cracked, open or worn out spots and areas of your hardwood floors! Do not use water or any liquids as they are able to penetrate the area, eventually causing disfigurement and waves / warps.
- Restrain from wearing shoes in order to not imprint shoe and heal marks on your hardwood floors
- For future reference, you might also want to remember that hardwood floors are commonly coated with polyurethane, a form of rubber and plastic finish to protect against wear. This combined with penetrating seals consisting of oils and waxes should allow you to keep the perfect look and get the most from your hardwood flooring. All hardwood floors carried by Ajemco (ajemco.com) some of which are displayed on this site are made to high quality standards and include these features.
- Of all, the great traditional damp cloth should work great if you do not have high foot traffic
Our customer love our advices so we thought we might be able to provide a few links to major brands we trust in using their products for our hardwood cleaning projects.