Keeping Your Hardwood Clean
Hardwood is a durable flooring and, on the whole, will require less care than other options out there. With that said, some basic care and maintenance will be required to ensure that your hardwood ages well over time. By establishing a basic care routine and executing it regularly, you can ensure that your hardwood always looks its best. Learn more about the basics of hardwood care and how to address spills below.
The basics of hardwood care are as follows:
- Invest in a high-quality broom and put it to use on a regular basis. In sweeping, you are actively working to remove dirt, dust, and other debris that can scratch your hardwood floors and give them an overall grungy look. How often you sweep will largely depend on the amount of traffic the hardwood receives. But in general, you should be sweeping every day or so.
- Place walking mats at the entrances of your home.
- Use window treatments to mitigate sun damage.
- Encourage guests to remove their shoes before entering your home and walking on your hardwood.
- Use furniture protectors to protect your hardwood from scratches.
STAINS & SPOTS
With hardwood, spills, and messes are not cause for concern so long as you act fast. The key to a liquid spill is to wipe it up with a cloth before it has the opportunity to seep into the subflooring. For more serious scuffs or marks, consult your manufacturer before trying a new cleaning solution. Hardwood floors are durable but not impenetrable. Take care of your hardwood, and it will look great for many years.