Hardwood floors are really good investments for the home. They are so beautiful and can be long lasting so long as you know how to properly take care of them. Each piece of solid flooring is made from good quality hardwoods. They come in various dimensions and can hold a thickness of 2cm.
Since hardwoods are not as durable as floor tiles, regular maintenance is necessary to have them look good and pretty for many years. While costs for hardwood floor ranges, the cost for repairs or replacements will come with a hefty price. And because of this, you need to know ways to clean hardwood floors effectively.
Make no mistake – even without anyone at home, hardwood floors can get dirty (or dusty) too. Not to mention the amount of dirt and grime your beautiful floors accumulate with human (and pets) moving around the house. Prams and bicycles can also leave wheel marks after a spending a leisure day in the beach or the mall. These activities, over time contribute to dirt, scratches, dust and hair.
Using vacuum cleaners for getting dust and dirt out of your hardwood floor is a great choice. With sufficient suction power, they can clean hard to reach areas, under furniture and tight spaces that mops cannot reach.
Also in-between the planks of hardwood, dust can get trapped in there and with the vacuum you can suck it right out. Be careful if your vacuum has a beater bar, as you do not want to bash the floor and cause a dent or permanent mark you cannot get rid of. An upright vacuum will work very well, just watch out the wheels do not leave a mark. Our hard floor vacuum guide can help you make a bit of selection too.
With your beautiful Hardwood floor, try and work out a daily, weekly or monthly planner, so you know exactly what needs to be done when.
With this article, hope you have all the information and tips you require to keep your hardwood floor in pristine condition and make them last as long as they can.
Finally (where possible), try not to use any rubber mats on these hardwood floor as they tend to trap dust and any moisture underneath them – and you could end up with nasty stains that you will have the re-sand and re-polish to get them back to normal. Spend time on learning how to take care of your hardwood floors and invest in the correct equipment, and the furniture pads – they will save you a lot of money in the long run.