Cleaning Hardwood Floors
One of the many questions that people who have had wooden flooring installed in their homes have is related to cleaning. How do you clean a wooden floor? What should and shouldn’t you use to do so? If the floors in question have just undergone refinishing or dust free floor sanding, the question becomes even more pertinent – how do you go about ensuring that shiny new floor stays in tip top condition?
Fortunately, the truth is that it really is not all that difficult to stay ahead of the game when it comes to the art of cleaning wooden floors. It is very much a simple matter to keep them well cared for, as unlike many other forms of flooring, they neither need nor respond to hard cleaning or scrubbing. In fact, the truth is that the best way to keep the hardwood floor looking all shiny and new is simply to sweep it on a regular basis. This is because tiny bits of debris and other small particles essentially act in a manner not too dissimilar to sandpaper to wooden flooring and can essentially make the once glossy finish look dulled. Regular dry sweeping is the first and best line of defence in the war to keep a wooden floor looking fresh, clean and shiny.
If a wipe down does become absolutely necessary, then the best solution is to use a very low moisture mop with a limited amount of very gentle cleanser. Always test any cleansers first before applying.