Do’s and Don’ts for Hardwood Flooring
If you have had hardwood flooring installed recently in your home, it is important that you know how to properly care for it. Hardwood flooring does not take a rock scientist to figure it out, but it can quickly become damaged if you do not pay attention to the way it is cared for. Below, we will go over some of the most important do’s and don’ts for your hardwood flooring.
The Do’s of Hardwood Flooring
If you notice that a spill has occurred on the floor, take the time to clean it up right away. Allowing the mess to sit can lead to problems with the wood later on. While you want to make sure to clean it immediately, avoid dumping water onto the floor to clean it. Simply dampen a mop head or rag and wipe the area clean. Of course, dry the area once it has been wiped up as well.
Next, you should use a broom or vacuum on your hardwood flooring to keep it clean throughout the week. Whether there is dog hair or sand on the floor, you will find that it can easily be swept into a pile and then vacuumed up to provide a pristine finish.
Also, you want to make sure you limit direct sun exposure on your floor. The reason behind this is because too much sunlight can beat directly on the wood and cause fading to occur. If you want to allow light into your home, consider using sheer curtains or place a rug in any sots where the sun may beat directly on the wood.