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Three Tips for Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor

How to Safely Clean This Sensitive Flooring

Five Tips for Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor

As a hardwood floor owner, you already know this flooring is more sensitive than other options like tile and laminate. There are some things you should and shouldn’t do to clean and keep your floors looking like new. Use these tips to help clean your hardwood floors.

Three Tips for Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor

Use a Microfiber Pad or Broom First

This should be your first step when cleaning your hardwood flooring. Use a microfiber pad (it’s very soft!) or a broom to sweep up crumbs and dust.

Be Careful Vacuuming

Vacuuming can actually cause scratches on your hardwood floors. Your best and safest choice is a canister vacuum that has a floor brush attached. If you don’t have this kind of vacuum, you can use your upright model. Most vacuums have different settings, so make it safest for your floor by turning off the rotating brush, which will help prevent the bristles from scratching.

Less Water Is Better

Hardwood floors and water do not mix. In fact, the less liquid you use, the better. When you do need to mop your hardwood, choose a cleaning product made specifically for hardwood. Rather than using a mop and bucket, lightly mist your floor with the cleaner to avoid putting excess liquid on the floor. Do not use water and vinegar or soap-based cleaners, which can dull the floor’s finishing over time. Simply use the mop to pick up the liquid cleaner, not to scrub the floor.

Need Help Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor?

Your hardwood floors are some of the most sensitive in your home. That’s why JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care is here. Our knowledgable team made up of Veterans and Military family members know just how to care for your hardwood floor to make it shine like new again. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG for more information and a free quote.