Why Hardwood Flooring?
Hardwood flooring has long been a sought-after choice for flooring — and for good reason. When properly cared for, hardwood flooring’s lifespan is poised to reach at least 25 years. In many cases, hardwood flooring can last much longer. With its natural beauty, hardwood flooring is a solid choice for adding simple elegance and warm comfort to your home. Offering reliability and strength, hardwood flooring can handle the bumps and scratches thrown its way. But when is it time to give your wood floors some love and care? Keep reading to learn when and how to care for your hardwood flooring.
Step by Step by Step
We’d be hard pressed to find someone who really enjoys regular housekeeping tasks. But like most upkeep duties, caring for your hardwood flooring takes just a bit of elbow grease to keep them in immaculate condition. While hardwood floors can take a beating, the time we take to properly clean and care for them adds years of life to our hardwood flooring.
Step One: Ditch the Dust
Using a soft duster, dust mop, or vacuum to get the loose dirt and debris off the surface, gently glide over your hardwood flooring to give it a pre-clean boost. This is especially important if you have an active family and/or pets. This allows the next step to really get in there and work its cleaning magic
Step Two: Get in There!
To really get the most out of deep cleaning your hardwood floors, we highly recommend utilizing a concentrated cleaner that doesn’t have harsh chemicals, as these can damage the integrity of your floors over time. Often, these cleaners will have you mix X-parts water to dilute the cleaner, providing just enough oomph to give your hardwood flooring the clean boost it needs.
Step Three: Post-Cleaning Scratch Prevention
While this step technically doesn’t involve cleaning like the previous two steps, placing rugs at high-traffic areas of your home is sure to cut down on the amount of care your hardwood flooring will require in the future.
Think Hardwood Flooring is Right for You?
Hardwood flooring doesn’t require that we give it too much cleaning attention. But the attention we do give it needs to count. By following the easy, aforementioned steps, you’re ensuring that your hardwood flooring will last for years to come. Curious about whether or not hardwood flooring is right for you and your home? Or curious about Flamingo Flooring’s other flooring options? If you have questions, comments, or concerns, reach out to us today. We’re always happy to hear from customers and future friends.