Wondering how to maintain your hardwood floor? Then you have come to the right place.
Now you have installed your stunning hard wood floor, you need to make sure its regularly maintained. Cleaning can become a chore, but it’s the answer to keep your solid or engineered wood flooring looking tip top.
If you take good care of your floor, it will take care of you. So, let’s look at the correct care you need keep up to maintain your hardwood floor.
Sand, recoat, refinish!
It is recommended that you should sand your floor every 5-10 years to keep it looking fresh. Sanding helps remove any scratches, damage, UV exposure and stains. After you have sanded your floor and its looking healthier, you need to recoat it. You can choose which ever finish you like, its all down to personal preference. But that extra layer adds protections against stains and spills.
Grit and small stones are the main culprits to small scratches on wooden floors, so it’s important to vacuum and sweep daily, if you can. A strong suction will help get small dust particles and other nasties out of the cracks and grooves between the planks.
Hardwood can be water resistant depending on how quick you wipe the spill away. If it’s left on the surface for a long period of time, the wood will stain. We recommend you use a damp mop or cloth to minimize any water damage that may cause your wood to warp.
If you are using cleaning products you need to make sure you choose the correct one. We recommend you buy from your manufacturer as this will be tailored to your specific floor. Different finishes require different products, so it’s important to identify which one is best suited for your floor. Do research beforehand to avoid any harmful chemicals damaging your floor.
We can all safely say that cleaning can become a chore, but it’s worth keeping it up if you’re going to have a beautiful floor at the end of it. We hope you take some of this information away with you!