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Just like any other types of flooring, hardwood floors also need the best of care to ensure their longevity. You can just clean them using a microfiber mop and a cleaning solution, but it doesn’t always work for all types of grime and messes.

It is best that you know alternative cleaning methods for hardwood floors to ensure you’re giving them the care they need. If you’re also looking for such alternatives, then we recommend the following approach to your flooring.

Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors Like a Pro

1. Vacuum regularly

In addition to sweeping, you should vacuum regularly. This will help pick up any fine particles that sweeping alone may miss, and the strong suction of a vacuum cleaner is extra useful to pull up dust and debris in cracks, crevices, and between planks.

Just make sure that you’ve turned on the hard floor setting, which turns off the brush roll or beater bar, to avoid scratching. You could also use a flat attachment to protect the floor from bristles. The last thing you want to do is scuff the floor as you clean. Source: Architectural Digest

2. Dust daily

This is one of the most underestimated and easy steps in the process. Dust daily to keep dust and dirt off the floor. This will prevent scratches and extend the beauty and life of your floor. Daily dust mopping will significantly reduce allergens in the home. More effective than traditional methods, a microfiber material uses a static charge to attract more dust and allergens. These smaller fibers reach into floor pores to lift dirt more effectively. Source: Lowe’s

3. Clean spills immediately

Use a dry or slightly damp cloth to immediately wipe up anything you spill, avoiding wet or steam mops, which the NWFA says will cause more damage over time. Because wood swells and shrinks depending on moisture, both on it and in the air, it is important to keep humidity levels down to avoid cupping, splitting, and gapping of the wood. The best way to prevent these issues are to clean up spills as soon as they occur, to keep your home’s temperature between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (also between 30 to 50 percent humidity), and ban wet shoes from the house. They’re kinda gross, anyway.

4. Use furniture pads

Scratches are some of the toughest problems to solve in wood floors. While some scratches are inevitable, others are definitely preventable. One of the best ways to prevent them is to add furniture pads to the legs of your chairs, sofas, tables, etc. Source: House Beautiful

Now make sure to follow these maintenance instructions to ensure your hardwood floors are always in their best condition. If ever you need help on this one or there’s some damage to it already, you can just reach out to us and we’ll attend to it as soon as possible!