Properly caring for hardwood floors is not hard if you know what you are doing. Maintaining those clean floors requires that you set up a cleaning schedule that can be and is followed. Below we will be going over tips and tricks to help keep your wood floors clean and looking good.
One of the most underestimated cleaning jobs is dusting, and yet it happens to be one of the easiest steps. There is no way to stop dust, and every day you ignore it the dust and dirt builds. First, dust and dirt make a space look dirty and old, so you will want to dust. A second reason to consistently dust is to help anyone suffering from dust allergies. Lastly, and very must important, dust and dirt, when left for periods of time, can scratch surfaces. Using microfibers to clean us dust on a consistent basis will help keep people healthy and your floors clean. If you can have a thorough dusting once a day, your floors will look great.
When it comes to cleaning wood floors, most people buy a cleaner from a hardware store and go from there. As it turns out, many people who use these cleaning products don’t even read the instructions. There is a right and a wrong way to clean a wood floor. The wrong way will lead to damage and stains that are nonreversible. Did you know that too much liquid could damage a wood floor, and that not all floor formulas work on the same stains and surfaces? Ideally, you want to buy a ph-neutral and non-toxic formula. Vinegar can eat away at finishes, so be careful if using. Knowing what to put and not to put on your floors can help make sure they have a long life.
Besides avoiding vinegar, you should always stray away from soap based cleaners, wax, and steam. Steam, for instance, puts way too much heat and water on your floor. This can result in long term damages like cupping.
Clean and polished hardwood floors really look great, but it is sometime a bit difficult to maintain perfect floors. A professional and trained cleaning service can help to make sure floors are as clean as can be. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that not only your office space was being cleaned, but that it is being done in a way that is going to get the longest life out of your space?