How to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

It is important to know how to properly clean your hardwood floors. Wood floorings are a great investment and can actually increase the value of a home. However, if your floors are dirty, dingy, and have lost their shine, they will deteriorate over time, so you may want to consider re-sealing them. There are many great ways to seal your floors so that they will last for many years without having to pay a high price for repairs.

Mopping Hardwood Floor

One way to make sure that your floors are sealed properly is by choosing the right base. Many companies that sell hardwood flooring will also offer a sealant. This is a great way to protect your floors and keep them looking amazing. Luckily, there are multiple options based on the amount of money you can spend, and most wood floor types can be refinished or cleaned up with household products. Although hardwood floors are beautiful, they will require regular maintenance in order to help keep them looking like new and staying strong under foot and paw traffic. You can choose from two common techniques, either spray on or mopping. Your first choice is to spray a light coating of floor cleaner on the wood floor. This will soak into the cracks and crevices of the wood floor. You have several choices of wood floor cleaners. The most common are phosphate cleaners, and polishes. If you choose to use a wood floor cleaner you need to make sure you ventilate the area correctly, otherwise more cleaning solution will be required. On the other hand, if you have sealed wood flooring, your best choice is any neutral cleaner. Common commercial products designed for wood floors include Murphy’s Oil Soap,Hardware City, and Supplementaryick. Choose products that do not contain chlorine and check with the manufacturer before applying any type of cleaner or refinisher to the wood floors. Remember to test the cleaner on a small portion of the wooden floor first.

Wooden flooring will always look like new if a maintenance plan is followed, which does require a certain amount of attention and proper sealing to extend the life and overall look. When you keep a consistent schedule to seal your floors and learn how to clean them thoroughly, you will find that this all adds to the value and overall enjoyment of your home. For assistance with all your wood floor refinishing Colorado Springs needs, contact the team at Hardwood Floor Refinishing Colorado Springs today!