Hardwood floors are beautiful, but are they hard to maintain? They’re far easier to maintain than some other options. For instance, carpeting is much harder to keep clean because dirt gets down into the fabric and it can be hard to completely remove without a professional service. And professional cleanings can be costly. If you have allergies, hardwood floors are ideal for keeping the area clean and free of dander, dust, and other known allergens.
So, can you keep your floor looking brand new? Yes and no—there will be scratches from everyday use. You can’t avoid that, unless you never walk on the surface, but you can guard against too much wear.
Here are some good ideas to help you prevent wear and scratches:
Some people will recommend age old methods for cleaning your hardwood floors, along with all the newest products and contraptions to hit the market. We never recommend using a vacuum or steam mop. We also do not recommend oil soap or waxes.
People have been using vinegar and water with much success for many generations. Some also tout oil soap. Both can work well, but what we find is that they are misused. Overuse of water can damage your floor over time. Too much vinegar will eventually affect the finish. We recommend using a Bona Cleaning Kit. It is the best, most user-friendly product we’ve found so far to keep your floor in its finest shape. Want more information about hardwood flooring? Contact us to get a free quote on your wood flooring installation today!
(If you know what product you want already, you can set an in home appointment instead.)
(On site sanding and finishing projects.)