People tend to believe that wood floors tend to be delicate and often require special attention. But they are actually surprisingly easy to maintain with these easy tips.
Every one to two months, wet-clean surface-treated wood floors, using some Hardwood cleaner spray. Spray a small 3-foot by 3-foot area with the cleaner and go over it with a microfiber mop to pick up the dissolved dirt. Work your way around the floor, cleaning one area at a time.
If you see a light scuff, you can buff it out with a sock or a clean, fuzzy tennis ball. To remove heavier scuffs, try applying a little baking soda to a damp cloth and gently rub the mark until it disappears. Rinse with a damp paper towel and buff dry.
Nothing removes dirt and fine debris from the cracks and crevices of a wood floor like a good vacuum cleaner. The best choice is a canister vacuum with its long, oval floor brush attached. Be sure to turn off the rotating brush to keep the bristles from scratching your floors.
Don’t wait too long to clean up spills, if you let them dry on the floor they’ll dull the finish and attract additional dirt. Blot spills immediately with an absorbent cloth. Don’t let the water puddle on the floor. Follow up with a damp paper towel to remove any residue and buff dry.
There you have it. If you keep these tips in mind then you may never have to refinish your hardwood floors.