Hardwood Maintenance

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Hardwood Flooring Care

Whether your hardwood floor is new from us or has been in your home for years, caring for your floors should be part of your weekly cleaning routine. Cleaning your hardwood floors is easy. Regular weekly maintenance includes sweeping with a soft bristle broom or dusting with a dry microfiber mop. If you choose to vacuum, make sure the beater bar is turned off to remove dust from between the floor boards.

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How to Care for Hardwood Floors

To keep your wood floors looking beautiful for generations, below are a few maintenance tips you can follow.

Use small area or throw rugs at doorways to help prevent dirt from being tracked in and scratching the floor.

Don’t wet-mop or steam mop a wood floor. Water and steam can dull the finish and even cause damage to the wood.

Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened cloth.

Put felt protectors under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching. Replace these often as dirt and debris can become embedded on the pad and act like sand paper on the flooring surface.

When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is better to pick up the furniture to move it and to prevent scratches.

It is important to schedule every so often professional deep cleanings. Professionals use the right type of chemicals to prevent accidentally stripping away the wood finishing. Other ways to maintain your hardwood floors over time is to have them refinished at least once or twice in their lifetime.

Be sure to visit Advance Carpet One Floor & Home in Des Peres, Ballwin, and O’Fallon.

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