Spring Cleaning Hardwood Floors

by Sorin Giurca on March 25, 2016

woodfloor660Spring is in Excellent Time to Think About Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Now that spring has arrived here in the Reno/Tahoe area, we can discuss the best ways of cleaning hardwood floors. I realize this is one of the topics I blog about the most, but cleaning and maintaining your hardwood floors is the best way to ensure they last for years. If you vacuumed your hardwood floors recently, I certainly hope you didn’t have the beater brush going when you did.

There’s a pretty good chance your hardwood floors are dirty constantly, since Nevada dust seems to come in despite the house being closed, and dirt gets tracked in on the feet of children & pets. The key to spring cleaning is to remove all of the dust, dirt and grit which will wear on your hardwood flooring surfaces. The cleaner you keep your hardwood floors, the less often you will need to refinish them.

Lightly Clean Hardwood Floors With a Dust Mop First

As you’re going over your hardwood floors, pay special attention to areas where food or gunk may have stuck. You can easily clean most stuck on foods with a nylon pan scraper, the same way you clean your nonstick cookware.  You can also use a credit/debit card to gently scrape your hardwood floors, if you don’t want to get your sponge dirty.

Damp Mop Hardwood Floors Using the Least Amount of Water Possible

Even with the best sealed floors and flooring products available, water is the enemy. Granted, spilling on your hardwood floors is a lot easier to clean up than spilling on carpet. Still, you want to clean your hardwood floors as safely as possible. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of excellent damp mopping products available commercially, just about everywhere.

Buff Your Hardwood Floors With a Microfiber Cloth to Finish the Job

Buffing out your hardwood floors with a microfiber cloth will make them absolutely gleam. Yes, that can be a lot of work if you don’t own a commercial buffer, and honestly, this is a step a lot of people skip.

Contact Artisan Hardwood Floors for More Tips & Tricks on Hardwood Floor Care

My staff and I are always happy to answer your questions about hardwood floors. Please contact me whenever you like, and get your questions answered. Naturally, all consultations are free.

Sorin Giurca

Master Craftsman, Owner

775-831-1379

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