In any home, hardwood floors can be isolated in one room or covered in most of the house. No matter where you install hardwood floors however, they all require maintenance. Having glistening clean floors is always preferable, but with the sensitivity wood floors have to moisture, cleaning can be a challenge. Glossy wood floors frequently look filthy quickly as they can easily smudge. Using the right method according to the type of wood floor type is crucial. The main goal is avoiding dirt from lingering. Dirt is a natural abrasive, and with friction caused by daily foot traffic, a sandpaper-like affect occurs. The primary step in preserving the condition and longevity of the wood floors is removing the debris on a daily basis. To properly keep the wood floors clean, you should establish a daily routine and weekly routine to keep them looking amazing. With that in mind, we at Sequoia Flooring would like to share some cleaning tips for the floors we installed for you today.
Daily Hardwood Floor Cleaning
Daily cleaning focuses on clearing the visible crumbs, dirt, hair, and other debris off the floor. A dust mop or a nimble hard surface floor vacuum can be used to clean the surface; do not forget to get the edges, corners, just as you clean the center. Your ultimate goal is to keep the debris from the surface, and if your schedule doesn’t give you the time for daily surface cleaning, be sure to tackle it a few days throughout the week.
Weekly Cleaning of Wood Floors
Though it is a sensitive action, the floors need a deeper clean and mopping is usually the way to go. You need to understand; wood floors are not moisture friendly. Never saturate the floor with excessive moisture and ensure the debris is thoroughly removed first. Use a wood cleaner, preferably specific to the type of wood floors. While still restoring some luster to the floor, these cleaners effectively clean and remove the residues and spots from off the wood floor. With a microfiber mop pad, dry the floor immediately after cleaning. To treat isolated messes, you can use a damp mop or cloth, just be sure to promptly dry the area.
Additional Hardwood Floor Maintenance
With routine maintenance; sweeping/vacuuming and weekly mopping, your floors can stay in great condition and prolong the more involved maintenance. Avoiding the staining and moisture related damage, be sure always wipe up fresh spills as soon as they occur. To prevent excessive damage, there is additional maintenance that should be done diligently.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing
Refinishing is another maintenance service that is done as necessary. It involves, sanding down of the surface deterioration and old finish, once the dust is properly cleaned up, the re-staining application. When you want a change, you have the option of using the original color or you can change the color of the finish when you get this service.