How to Care For Your Hardwood Floors
Keeping your floors looking like they were just installed can be difficult: the wrong products can dull the shine, leave a film on the floors or even scratch the finish. There are ways to ensure your floors continue looking great, regardless of if they were installed yesterday or ten years ago.
The most important, and probably easiest thing you can do is to sweep your floors daily with a soft-bristled broom. This is especially important in high traffic areas because dirt and other outside debris are brought in on the bottom of shoes. By ensuring you regularly remove dirt and dust you can help to extend the life of your floors.
What if the floor needs a better clean than just sweeping, though? There are specific products made for the kind of flooring you have in your house. It is recommended to stay away from regular cleaning products, especially those with a lemon or citrus scent. If you contact the manufacturer of your floors they can give the names of specific products safe to use that will not leave a film on your floor, dull the shine or scratch the finish.
It is also highly recommended to purchase high-quality area rugs for high traffic areas like entranceways or living rooms. These areas of our homes tend to experience the most use and with that the floors in these areas will show everyday wear much quicker. With area rugs you can keep your floors looking like they did on the day they were installed.