How To Clean and Maintain Hardwood Floors

Cleaning Your Wooden Floors

Cleaning your hardwood floors is one of the best ways to maintain and take care of hardwood floors. This way, they will last you a lifetime.

If you don’t clean hardwood floors, they will start depreciating fast. For example, if there are tiny pieces of debris, stones, or anything on the floor, you might step on them and scratch your hard floor. Furthermore, living in a dirty environment is hazardous to your health and life experience.

Additionally, cleaning your hardwood floors properly will save you from paying outrageous fees for repair and replacement.    

Read our guide to the end to learn how you can best remove stains and debris from hardwood floors to give them a brand-new look.

Find The Right Cleaning Product

You should not use any cleaning product to clean hardwood floors. Some might harm your floor. 

Consult with your hardwood manufacturer or installer to recommend safe hardwood cleaning products. They are aware of products that will not harm or degrade the quality of your hardwood floors. 

How Frequently Should You Clean Hardwood Floors?

If there is a lot of traffic in your house, you must clean hardwood floors whenever they are dirty. If you leave them uncleaned for too long, they will store debris, dust, oil, and stains that will affect their quality and appearance.

One of the best ways to clean hardwood floors is by vacuuming. We recommend you vacuum weekly or biweekly. Take care not to scratch the floors with your vacuum cleaner—use vacuum cleaners without beater bar attachments. Another way is mopping your floor with a mopper and water. In addition, you can use disposable electrostatic clothes.

How to Clean:

Here are the essentials you will need to clean hardwood floors gently:

  1. A mopper with a microfiber head
  2. Wood floor cleaning agent(optional)

Dilute cleaning agent with water

The first step is to dilute the wood floor cleaning agent with water. Ensure to read and follow the label instructions as you mix. Similarly, follow any instructions from your hardwood manufacturer. 

Wet mopper

Dip the mopper into the water and squeeze the water off until it is slightly dry. Now use the mopper to clean the floors.

Remove excess water

Try to dry hardwood floors completely since excess liquid can damage the floors. Editors note: Walking on hardwood floors with excess water can damage them.

Rinse the floor with clean water 

Now you need to rinse the floor with clean, undiluted water. Dip the mopper in clean water. Before mopping the floor again, ring the water out of the mopper until it dries up slightly.

Dry the floors

You can turn on the air conditioner or ceiling fan to dry the floor quickly.

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And there you have it. We hope we have shown you how easy and fast you can clean, care for, and maintain hardwood floors.

Hopefully, it is clear how you can use water, hardwood floor cleaning agent, and a mopper to clean your floors—use the proper cleaning agent. 

You should vacuum weekly or biweekly, especially if you have a lot of traffic in your home.

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