If you thought that getting your wish of having real wood floors fulfilled was the end of it, then you have only done half of the job yet. While wood floors look gorgeous, they need a bit of work post-installation to ensure that they stay so. So what are the tops tips to ensure that your real wood floors stay as fantastic as you want them to? Read on to find that out!
Vacuum every day or at least dust mop
Vacuuming everyday is important if you want to keep them in the best possible state. In case you cannot vacuum on some particular day, then you should at least dust mop them. Frequently dusting it with a mop that has been treated using a dusting agent is also required. This is all you need to do for ensuring a clean floor in between those semi-annual thorough cleanings.
The fine grit in the dust that sets on your wood floors is as close to sandpaper as it gets- and will add to the wear of your wooden finishing. For removing it, an attachment that has a felt surface or a brush will be the most suitable.
Beware of rain and moisture
Water can stain the wood as it penetrates deeper into it, and ruin the fishing of hardwood floor. This is why protecting these floors from rain is extremely important. Close all your windows if you are expecting rainfall, keep your potted plants in trays, and make it a habit of wiping off any water that you see on the floor. These simple precautions will go a long way in keeping the floor in good quality and as strong as possible.
A no-wax floor cleaner for removing any residues
Always keep a wooden floor cleaner without wax handy, and use it for cleaning up any small residues that you see. It is important that you are prompt in cleaning any residues up so that they do not turn into bigger ones. Clean any dirt and spills that you see as soon as you can, and use the cleaner for removing the residue. The dirt will damage the finishing while liquids will do the same as well as stain the floor.
Keeping your real wood floors clean and healthy is not that hard a task- all it requires is your attention and some prompt care every time you see a problem.