So you’ve just had hardwood floors installed. Now is the time to be proactive in taking care of your floors. A few minutes a day cleaning the hardwood goes a long way towards keeping it free of grime and scratches. Using indoor and outdoor mats will help keep the floor clean, but don’t forget to keep boots and wet shoes off the floor to avoid puddles of water and water damage.
Dirt and debris can scratch the surface of your hardwood. So it’s clear that the floor should be swept with a soft bristle broom at least once a day. Periodically, it would be best if you cleaned with a microfiber mop that is damp but not too wet. Wring it out before using, and then rinse in a clean bucket. Then wipe the floor again to remove the soap. When you mop, go in small sections to avoid standing water. A vinegar solution of water, vinegar, and soap is an alternative to a professional wood cleaning agent.
Sometimes it takes more than a good cleaning to rehabilitate a hardwood floor. Light scratching or a worn sealant layer can be fixed by buffing the floor and recoating it. The damaged boards can be replaced. If the damage is too extensive, consider having the floor sanded, stained, and sealed again. Solid hardwood and engineered wood can both be refinished in this way. However, there is a limit to how many times you can refinish a floor.
All-Pro Floors is equipped with a wide selection of hardwood floors in our showroom. We offer several floor services, including flooring installation, carpet removal, and disposal, and hardwood refinishing. We guarantee our work. You can find our showroom in Arlington, TX, and we serve the areas of Arlington, Mansfield, Dallas, and Fort Worth, TX. We want to be your hardwood flooring store. Come by today and learn about wood flooring and how hardwood flooring can be perfect for your home.