Keep Wood Floors Looking Great
Wood is a perhaps an unexpectedly soft form of flooring and, as such, is especially susceptible to becoming marked.
One way to avoid such unwanted markings on your wooden floors, and perhaps end up requiring wood floor restoration, is by banning people from walking around in high heeled shoes in your home and by keeping the claws of your pets neatly trimmed. The feet of furniture should also ideally be covered with felt pads or at the very least have protective caps around them on the occasions when they may need to be moved around. Another tip, particularly for highly trafficked areas of your home, is to put down rugs as a way of cutting down the wear and tear on your wooden floors.
Wood flooring should be vacuumed with a soft brush attachment. This is much better than simply sweeping the wood floors, as it is also able to pick up any dirt that has got into the space between individual boards.
To clean the wooden floor, it is always best to use an actual specialist cleaning product that has been specifically designed for the purpose of cleaning wood flooring. It is also a good idea to use this specialist cleaning product along with a damp micro-fibre mop.
On no account should wood floors ever be flooded with water. The specialist cleaning product should be sprayed on to the mop and not the floor itself in order to ensure that it ends up being spread evenly. The floor should then be left to air dry.