Hardwood floors can be a great investment and is one of the most stylish, easy-to-care-for flooring for a home or commercial place. Below we’ve laid out some tips to keep in mind when it comes to cleaning hardwood floors.
Maintain your floors free from dust and dirt by doing a once-a-week sweeping or vacuuming. Professional cleaners often recommend sweeping hardwoods with dust mops or micro-fiber mops instead of other traditional brooms, which could scratch the floor surface. Be careful not to scratch floors with any gravel or other debris if you decide to dust mop without vacuuming. If you opt to vacuum your hardwood floors, be certain to turn off the revolving beaters meant for carpets rather than hardwood floors or you risk scratches.
Wax carefully! Waxing a hardwood floor is best done if it doesn’t have a sealer, such as a varnish or polyurethane. Waxing a sealed hardwood floor makes it dangerously slippery. However, there are some waxes made especially for sealed finishes, so you’ll want to use one of those if you decide to wax a sealed hardwood floor.