Your floors are an investment. Something that you want to last for years and years and years. But when it comes to wood flooring what can you do? It’s fine right? It’s a hard floor, it shouldn’t need as much professional maintenance as carpet or tile right? Well, not really. Wood floors don’t need as much professional maintenance, but they still require some TLC. We have compiled a list of important thing you should and should not do with your hard wood flooring.
- Sweep regularly with a soft bristle broom or dry dust mop.
- Use a suction only type vacuum. Vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head can damage a wood floor and should not be used.
- Wipe up spills promptly and use approved hardwood cleaner.
- Use felt protectors under heavy pieces of furniture and chairs.
- Use protective mats at all exterior entrances.
- Spiked heels or shoes in need of repair can severely damage flooring.
- Replace hard plastic, metal casters, or wheels on furniture with soft rubber casters or by using a protective mat under the casters.
- Never wet mop your wood floors. Excess moisture or liquids can cause damage to wood flooring.
- Never use oil soaps, wax, or other household products to clean your floor.
- Protect your floor when using a dolly for moving furniture or appliances.
- Use protective window coverings to protect hardwood floors from excessive heat during periods of direct sunlight.
- Never use rubber backed rugs or pads as they may damage hardwood floors. Area rugs should be soft, non-abrasive, and urethane backed.
As always, if you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to either leave a comment below or give us a call at 818-263-9314