CitruSolution’s 5 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors
5 Expert Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors
1. Dust Often
When a hardwood floor becomes dirty, you notice it right away. The dust becomes especially obvious, gathered in piles in the corner and lining the walls. What does CitruSolution recommend? Dust at least twice a week. Don’t sweep with a broom because it only recirculates finer dust particles. If possible, use a microfiber mop to collect and trap dust without scratching your hardwood floors.
2. Vacuum Carefully
Vacuuming removes dirt between individual planks. It also reaches narrow spaces like where your floors meet your baseboards. If your vacuum cleaner doesn’t have a setting for hardwood floors, and you have hardwood floors in your home, we encourage you to invest in a model designed for safe use on wood surfaces. Trust us, you’ll agree that the investment was worth it when your hardwood floors still look brand new years from now.
4. Mop When You Must
Spills can stain even freshly sealed hardwood floors, so always try and clean them up as quickly as possible. Clean up spills with a mop that is safe for hardwood floors (e.g. disposable pad, string, sponge, or steam mop). Afterward, thoroughly dry your floors with a clean cloth and if necessary, spot polish them. Mop with the grain for the best results.
5. Polish for Aesthetics and Protection
People often ask us how they can maintain their hardwood floors with polishes and sealers. The answer is simple: apply a quality polish or wax every 2-3 months to nourish your floor and protect it by filling in microscopic scratches. However, unless you’re a dedicated DIY warrior, we recommend you leave sealing your hardwood floors to the hardwood flooring experts.
Keep Your Hardwood Floors Clean
There you have it folks, CitruSolution’s 5 expert tips for cleaning hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are gorgeous and utilitarian, but they do need a little TLC (tender, love, and care). They don’t hang on to dirt like carpet and they don’t tear like vinyl, however, they look their best when you take care of them with the appropriate tools and products.CitruSolution the leader in carpet cleaning also specializes in cleaning hardwood floors. We deep clean your floors in a way that most homeowners can’t. Our process actually extracts the dirt and debris out of the wood rather than just pushing it around like a mop or broom. When you mop your hardwood floors they may look clean, but you’re not removing all of the dirt from your floors. Unless you extract the dirt from your floors it will settle into the cracks and crevices of the hardwood. This is why we recommend a professional hardwood floor cleaning.