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Take Care of Your Wood Floors

Being San Diego’s preferred floor renewal service, we are dedicated to assisting you in maintaining the quality of your hardwood floors. We’ve put together a handy list of maintenance tips so you can keep enjoying your hardwood floors for years to come! With these suggestions, you can confidently care for your hardwood floors and maintain their beauty.

Wood Floor Maintenance Tips

a resurfaced bedroom floorKeep Your Floors Clean

Dirt, debris, and bacteria can lead to scratches and wear on your floors. Ensure you keep them clean by lightly sweeping at least every other day. If using a vacuum on your hardwood floors, be sure to choose a vacuum with hard floor settings and a soft brush. Vacuuming and mopping should be done about once a week to keep the dust and dirt at bay.

Prevent Damage to Your Floors

It’s wise to invest in mats or rugs that can be placed at the entryways of your home. This is an easy way to stop dirt on people’s shoes from traveling on to your wood floor. Choose rugs without an adhesive or abrasive bottom.

Don’t Use Water on Your Floors

Avoid using water to clean your hardwood floors as it can damage the wood over time. Most stores carry a special wood floor cleaner that can be sprayed and wiped away with a soft cloth. Know the finish of your floors (for example, polyurethane or wax) so you can choose the right cleaner.

Maintain Polyurethane Finishes

Floors with a polyurethane finish will need special attention. Depending on the amount of foot traffic, these floors should be inspected and re-coated every 3-5 years.

Avoid Stains at All Costs

Stains are the biggest enemy to your hardwood floors. You’ll have an easier time maintaining your flooring if you take care to avoid spilling tough substances on them. When stains do happen, rubbing alcohol and steel wool should do the trick. However, this will leave a mark on the wood and damage to the stain. You’ll need to polish your floors in that spot.

Use Area Rugs

Cover high traffic areas with large rugs. Not only will this prevent damage to your hardwood floors, but these rugs can add a nice touch to the style of your room.

Refinish or Resurface Your Old Floor

Eventually, you’ll need to restore your old wood floor back to its original beauty. When that time comes, we hope that you will consider using one of our hardwood floor refinishing or resurfacing services here in San Diego.

We hope you find these tips helpful! For all of your hardwood flooring needs, contact Fabulous Floors!