Cleaning Hardwood Floor How Is It Done?

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A hardwood flooring is a worthy investment, something that inevitably elevates the ambiance of your place. However, just like other types of flooring, hardwood floors would show the signs of wear and tear through time. High-trafficked floors are quick to lose its beauty; not to mention that hardwood floors are susceptible to dust, dirt, water and pet damages, even for sealed ones.

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One could maintain the polished look of their floors for many more years than expected and avoid huge maintenance bills (hardwood floor refinishing, repairing, recoating, and more) by regular, proper cleaning. If you are looking for advice on cleaning hardwood floors, then you have found the right place. Tony Floor is here today to give you some constructive tips so that you could do take good care of your hardwood floors yourself.

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  • Step 1:

The very first step to a spotless floor is to vacuum or mop the floor clean. As one walks on the floor, a lot of dust and dirt trail behind, which at a certain extent, as sandpapers, unknowingly wear down your floor’s finishing coats.

Regular vacuuming, or mopping every other day would get rid of the aforementioned damaging factors, keep the finish coats intact and maintain the appearance of your floor.

  • Step 2:

Furthermore, hair, pet fur, and foreign objects would be trapped easily between the grooves of those beveled-edge floors.

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Note: However, do not use beater bar attachment when vacuuming as it would damage the floor, opt for floor brush attachment. Dust mop or micro-fiber sweepers are great alternatives in case you don’t fancy a vacuum.

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In the long run, regular dust mopping and vacuuming do not effectively remove dirt and grime that accumulate over time. Thus, weekly deep cleaning is highly recommended. The best way to deep cleaning is using commercial cleaners or other DIY cleaning solutions. The DIY options are tea (the tannic acid in tea brings out a gorgeous shine to your floor) and a mixture (of water and plain soap.)

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Whatever cleaning solution you go for, you should ask for advice from a reliable hardwood flooring service before doing the actual cleaning.  An expert knows precisely the best cleaning solution for your flooring. However, there are three things that you should keep in mind when it comes to choosing a cleaning solution for hardwood floors.

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  • There are different cleaning treatments, depending on the finishing coats of the hardwood floors. (lacquer, shellac, varnish, polyurethane, et cetera)
  • Read and make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Alkyne and abrasive substances cause scratches and make your floor look dull.
  • Do not apply furniture spray, oil, or wax. Oil leaves behind residues. Furniture spray creates a film-like, slippery surface. Applying wax is time-consuming and causes difficulties upon re-coating.

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  • Water is one of the causes of damages to hardwood floors. Mop with a damp mop, or cloth, not with a soaked wet one. Once wet, the mop would leave excess water on your hardwood floors. Remember to wring out the excess water before cleaning and follow the grain of the wood while mopping.

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  • To finish cleaning, buff the floors with a dry cloth to remove the left-over cleaning residue. For further protection, use floor protectors on your furniture so that when being moved, they would not leave scratches on the floor. Put doormats and welcome rugs in high trafficked areas to reduce dust, dirt, and moisture.

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As a professional hardwood flooring service, Tony Floors ensure that we could provide accurate and detailed solutions to any problems concerning hardwood floors that come up to your mind. With a team of experts of profound knowledge, Tony Floors would help you acquire the dream hardwood flooring and show you how to keep it grand as long as possible.