Whether it's daily wear and tear or the aftermath of a big party, floors collect dust and dirt that will accumulate over time. Here are some helpful tips to keep your hardwood floors looking beautiful while maintaining its durability for years to come.
Set a Cleaning Schedule
A regular care routine is key when it comes to ensuring your floors are protected from dirt, dust and scratches.
Regularly clean your floors. Adopt a daily or weekly cleaning schedule that is sustainable for your lifestyle. Vacuum, dust, sweep, and mop routinely to prevent long-term buildup and potential damage to your floors.
Use a Doormat
Place a doormat at your front entrance to keep dirt and debris from being tracked inside. Trap the grit and grime before they have a chance to scuff your floors. Use the mat as a designated area for muddy boots and rain soaked shoes.
Choose the Right Cleaning Products
Review the care and maintenance guide for your particular flooring for details on the types of cleaning products suitable for your floors. In addition, be sure to read the instructions and labels on the cleaning products themselves to ensure they are compatible with your floors.
Clean Up Spills Immediately
Clean up spills right away, even with waterproof floors. This will prevent potential staining or permanent discoloration.
Protect your Floors
When moving furniture or bulky items, lay down cardboard or cover your floors with shock absorbing mats. If the piece is too heavy to carry, use furniture sliders. While moving the item, distribute the weight as evenly as possible to prevent any potential denting.
Regular, preventative care goes a long way with hardwood floors. For additional information on heavy duty cleaning, refer to the care and maintenance guidelines for your particular floor.