3 Simple Steps to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Good!

lounge flooringYou want your beautiful floor to last longer. That is why; you need to take a bit of extra care to keep it that way. Constant exposure to foot traffic and moist can damage your floor and will end up needing repair. Prevention is always better than cure.

Keep your hardwood floor look good

You might be surprised but keeping your hardwood floor looking good can be really easy, a few simple steps – but it is very important to ensure your floor can endure the daily wear and tear. Start here:

  • Take your shoes off
  • Get rid of dirt and grime
  • Occasional deep cleaning

Take your shoes off

Wearing your shoes inside can track in so much dirt and dust that can scratch your hardwood floor. Before you go inside, leave your shoes outside and you can place mats at every entry to lessen tracked in dirt.

Get rid of dirt and grime

Before you wash or clean your floor, remember to vacuum up any loose dirt and dust then mop your floor with a damp mop, finally dry mop your floor to remove any excess moisture. Rubbing dirt into and around your floor is not a good idea and instead of cleaning, you might inflict damage on your floor.

Occasional deep cleaning

Deep clean your floor every once in a while. Do this by mixing ¼ cup of vinegar with a 1 litre of water. Use a clean mop; wring it before you mop your floor. Remember to mop the floor in the direction of the floorboards. When done, dry it with a clean towel and let it air dry.

Keep these simple steps and your hardwood floor will sparkle every time, all the time.

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