How To Properly Clean Hardwood Flooring

If you're thinking of getting new wood floors installed in your home, you may be wondering how you should properly care for them and clean them. Many homeowners choose to get wood flooring installed because wood floors are easy to maintain and they make a house look great. If you want to care for your new floors properly, keep reading to learn how to clean your hardwood flooring:

Keep Up With Regular Cleaning to Remove Debris and Dust 

For regular maintenance of your floors, you'll want to do normal cleaning. It's a good idea to sweep or vacuum your floors on a daily basis or every other day to keep dirt and debris away. You shouldn't mop or clean your floor until you first get rid of excess debris.

Next, Do a Deep Cleaning

Next, you'll need to do a deep cleaning. A great tool to use for this is a mop or a special tool that is made for cleaning hardwood floors. Make sure that you don't wet your floors or mop too much. Instead of using a soaking mop, consider using a damp one. If you want to use a more natural solution for your cleaning needs, you can dilute white vinegar and water to create a homemade cleaner. You can also find some other cleaning solution products out there that are made specifically for wood floor cleaning. 

Here are some tips to follow:

  • If you plan to use a new floor cleaning solution, always test out a small area of your floor before putting all over your floors. This way you can see if it works well for your flooring before you ruin or damage your flooring.
  • Make sure that the leftover solution dries or use a dry rag to wipe the excess solution up so that you don't leave water soaking into your wood floors. 
  • Keep doormats inside and outside of your home to prevent the continued spread of dirt when you come into the house. 
  • If you have wood floors that are unsealed, consider getting them professionally sealed so that it's easier to care for your floors and they look great for many years to come.

It's easy to take care of wood floors. All it takes is some regular maintenance and care. If you're in the market for new floors in your home, reach out to a wood flooring company to find the perfect wood floors for your house.