Hardwood Floor Cleaning
Hardwood as a choice or option for flooring is very beautiful even though it requires maintenance that is not arduous. To make your wood last long, cleaning is the major requirement. Hardwood floor enhances the beauty of a place and makes it classy and elegant. The best way to maintain hardwood floor is by cleaning it regularly. The cleaning process involved is very simple and stress free. Routine cleaning is a good way to keep your hardwood floor shiny and attractive. Routine cleaning involves sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping which can be done on a daily basis or weekly basis. At Tile and Grout Cleaning Peoria, we want every hardwood floor shiny and dirt-free.
Hardwood Floor Maintenance
A well maintained hardwood floor will last for a long duration of time without any problem. How do you maintain a hardwood floor? There are several ways and approach to maintaining your hardwood floor and they are sweeping and vacuuming daily, moping the floor twice a week, recoating your hardwood floors, invest heavily in floor protectors; floor protectors are materials that prevent the hardwood from being etched by grits, movement of furniture or dirt. When mopping your floor, ensure not to steam clean it or wet-mop the floor because water can cause your hardwood to swell. Avoid using Vinegar, ammonia or pine cleaners for your floor because it will make the hardwood become dull and unattractive.
Area rug is a form of hardwood floor protector that prevents scratches or gouges. Placing all your furniture on the rug prevents the hardwood form getting etched whenever there is a movement from the furniture. If you have heavy objects that also has pointy or sharp ends, it is advisable to place them on a rug rather than placing them directly on the floor surface. An area rug protects your rug from getting scratched. If you have kids at home, an area rug prevents them from using their toys to make ugly marks on your floor. Using rugs in high trafficked areas and at the door is a better way to trap sand and grit and prevent them from causing damage to your floor.
If the under of your rug is brittle, it is advisable to get a rug underlayment to avoid etching on your hardwood floor. The rug underlayment must also not be brittle or harsh on the hardwood floor. Synthetic rubber can react against your floor and cause it loose it sheen and damage it. Rug underlayment are important and good for your floor, you also have to be careful with your choice of your underlayment.
If you have a polyurethane hardwood floor that looks dull and dingy, do not wax it as a means of keeping it polished because polyurethane is basically plastic. Waxing it will further damage the hardwood floor and make it duller than it was from the onset. The best way to make your polyurethane shiny again is by coating it with more polyurethane.