HARDWOOD FLOOR MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR NASHVILLE HOMEOWNERS
Your Hardwood Floors Require Special Care
Adding hardwood floors to your house can increase your home-appeal and further the unique beauty in your home, but they still require consistent maintenance and care in order to look fresh. As Nashville’s favorite floor renewal service, we’ve compiled this list of maintenance tips to help you maintain the quality of your hardwood floors. We have your best interests at heart and hope these simple measures will help you stay in love with your hardwood floors!
Wood Floor Maintenance Tips
Keep Your Floors Clean
The chances of your hardwood getting scratched increases when dust and grime settle there long term. Sweeping your floors at least every other day is an easy tactic to keep your floors clean and make sure dust doesn’t stick. If using a vacuum on your hardwood floors, be sure to choose a vacuum with hard floor settings and a soft brush. Vacuuming and mopping should be done about once a week to keep the dirt and dust at bay.
Prevent Damage to Your Floors
Placing mats or rugs in your entryways is an easy way to prevent against dirt collection. It’s best to choose mats or rugs without an adhesive or abrasive bottom.
Don’t Use Water on Your Floors
Using water on your floors can deteriorate the wood faster, so it’s important to never put it on your floors. Most stores carry a special wood floor cleaner that can be sprayed and wiped away with a soft cloth. Know the finish of your floors (for example, polyurethane or wax) so you can choose the right cleaner.
Maintain Polyurethane Finishes
Floors with a polyurethane finish will need special attention. Depending on the amount of foot traffic, these floors should be inspected and re-coated every 3-5 years. Our resurfacing service is great for this!
Avoid Stains at All Costs
Stains are the biggest enemies to hardwood floors. They’re hard to prevent, but try to keep tough substances from being spilled on your floors. If a stain does occur, rubbing alcohol and steel wool should do the trick. However, this will leave a mark on the wood and damage the stain, so you’ll need to polish your floors in that spot.
Use Area Rugs
Cover high traffic areas with large rugs. Not only will this prevent damage to your hardwood floors, but rugs add a nice touch to any space.
Refinish or Resurface Old Wood Flooring
We hope these tips are helpful! For all of your hardwood flooring needs, contact Fabulous Floors!