At Cater Quality we pride ourselves on showing our clients the importance of hardwood floor maintenance. Dirt, dust, and grit can damage your hardwood floor. Here are some important DO’s and DON’Ts to help maintain your hardwood floors. Below are some simple steps you can take to keep your floors looking like new.
Dirt, dust, and grit can damage your hardwood floor. Here are some important DO’s and DON’Ts to help maintain your hardwood floors.
DO: Sweep your floors regularly, using a good quality broom or microfiber mop to keep dirt, dust, and grit under control. If you choose to vacuum, do it frequently, using a canister vacuum with special hardwood floor attachments.
DO: Use doormats and boot trays at the entrances of your home to help trap dirt and grit. Clean them regularly.
DO: Place mats at exterior doors to trap sand and grit from incoming traffic. Use area rugs on high-traffic pathways and pivot areas, at ends of steps, near doorways, etc. Small area rugs are highly recommended inside doorways and in areas like kitchens where spills are likely to occur. Clean rugs on a regular basis.
DO: Move your area carpets or throw rugs occasionally to maintain a uniform appearance in the floor’s finish.
DON’T: Allow damp rugs to sit on the floor. Check rugs frequently and make sure damp rugs are removed.
DON’T: Use an upright vacuum with harsh beater bars (rollers with brushes). Stiff bristles can cause dents in your floor’s finish.
DON’T: Use any cleaning product unless it is approved by your floor’s manufacturer. The wrong treatment can make your floor dull and cause problems the next time you refinish.
DON’T: Apply any type of wax.
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