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Tips, Tricks and Secrets You Need To Know Before Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Forget what you have seen of any infomercial. Miracle cleaners and solutions may sound like a great idea, but the truth is that the makeup of many of these “cleaning” solutions will actually void the warranty of your new hardwood floor. Certain cleaners contain residues that dull or cloud hardwood finishes. And depending on how much cleaner you use, that damage may go deeper…into the pours of the wood.

If this is the case, the only way to fix the problem is to sand your hardwood floor until all the harmful residue is gone. Then and only then will you be able to properly apply your new hardwood finish.

There is a better way.

  1. Purchase a high quality broom: This way to can regularly sweep away dirt, dust and other particles. But be sure to choose a broom that will not scratch your hardwood flooring.
  2. Use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar: This will help you get in between the boards and other hard to reach areas.
  3. Invest in a terrycloth mop with a rotating head: It makes cleaning a breeze. But don’t wet mop or use excessive water to clean your floor (wood naturally expands when it’s wet and can cause your floor to crack or splinter).
  4. Consult your retailer before applying any cleaning products: Professional cleaning products recommended by your flooring retailer can be used to remove tough stains and spills without dulling the finish of your wood floor.
  5. Don’t wax a wood floor with a urethane finish

Remember, the better you treat your hardwood floor, the longer it will maintain its original beauty.

If you have any questions, please contact Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!

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