Never Use Water On Hardwood Floors
Wood is a natural material that swells when it absorbs water and shrinks when it dries. Wipe up spills immediately with a damp cloth or rag to keep your hardwood floor iin marked smooth and level.
Always Follow The Manufacturers Recommendations And Use Their Cleaning Products
For stubborn stains, lightly dampen a soft cloth with manufactures recommended cleaner. Apply directly to stain. Repeat procedure as necessary. Do not use petroleum based cleaners on water base finishes.
Avoid Spike Heels And Furniture Glides on Hardwood Floors
Spike heels are damaging to hardwood floors, especially in disrepair areas. Round headed chair glides and narrow wheels on furniture legs are also harmful. They can scratch or permanently dent your hardwood floors. Spread the weight. Use commercially made felt protectors or furniture coasters to prevent scratches and dents.
Grit Is One Of The Biggest Dangers To Your Floor
Keep a doormat inside and outside entrances to catch grit. Regularly sweep or vacuum your floors since grit and dirt can damage the wood floors. If you have pets, make sure to keep their nails trimmed and paws free of dirt, grit, oil and stains.
These are just some simple ways and methods you can use to protect your hardwood floors, but if your flooring requires a more professional touch please feel free to send us a quote a free quick quote request or give us a call at (800) 608-6007
Courtesy of the Pacific Palisades Hardwood Floor Care Blog