Having hardwood floor in your home is a practical accessory that can really make the home look glorious. Considered an upgrade, hardwood floors increase the home’s value, the beauty can be incorporated into any room and with the versatility of different colors and styles, and it can match any existing interior design. But with any floor option, there is care and maintenance involved to ensure it is kept in agreeable condition, looks amazing, and can last until its projected lifespan or longer and the wood floor is no different. We at Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration would like to relate the basic care and maintenance to ensure your wood floors lasts.

Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips

Preventive Steps: Moisture and abrasive materials are the primary dangers to your wood floors. Avoiding the elements that can ruin your wood floors is crucial and it is just as important as the routine maintenance you provide.
1) The sun can do its part in dropping the quality of the wood floors. Direct sunlight can fade the finish and cause the wood floor to dry out. Utilize UV treatment film on the windows or at the very least keep the blinds, curtains, or drapes closed during the peak sunlight lights hours to preserve your wood floors.
2) The wood floor can be damaged by shrinkage that occurs in humid conditions, avoid it by maintaining the home’s humidity levels between 35% and 55%.
3) Spiked shoes worn on the hardwood floor can potentially cause damage; avoid wearing high heel shoes, cleats, and other such shoes
4) Pets could also contribute to so minor issues that can evolve to major problems. Bringing in excessive dirt and debris and long nail can scratch the surface. Do you and your pet a favor and keep them groomed and nails trimmed.
5) To offer your floor more protection from the pets, the sun, and the abrasive soil as well as the detrimental moisture, utilize walk-off mats at all the entry points and place area rugs and runners in the high traffic areas. Be sure to vacuum them daily and vacuum the back of them as well and don’t forget to clean the wood floor under them as well.
6) Moisture of any kind is not wood floor-friendly. Any moisture substance that makes contact with the floor should be immediately dried with a microfiber clot. Even short-term exposure can cause damage.

Daily Hardwood Floor Maintenance: Daily maintenance is essential to ensure your hardwood floors keep its shine and beauty as well as overall condition and longevity.
1) Use a clean damp microfiber cloth from only water and wipe away the mess if any spots or sticky residues wind up on the floors and quickly dry the area with a dry microfiber cloth.
2) Exclusively use cleaners and aids that are specific to the type of wood floor and finish you have, when you need to rejuvenate the floor or clean more serious buildup.
3) Soil, food crumbs, and other particles accumulate daily and these are abrasive to floor. Resulting in wear to the finish and increasing the scuffs and scratches, the abrasive particles mixed with the friction created by walking traffic is a problem, especially if it gets out of hand. Use a dust mop, soft-bristle broom, or a vacuum designed for hard surfaces or the option for the bare floor setting to remove the filth off the floor on a daily basis.

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