Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to a home. But while these floors can be beautiful, they can also be a lot of hard work. Proper maintenance can keep these floors looking beautiful for years, but even the best-kept floors eventually begin to fade.
So, what do you do to restore your floors to their former glory? Refinishing is an extremely messy and expensive process. Do you as a homeowner have any other options? Are their any methods for cleaning your floors without refinishing them? While it’s true that no floor will last forever, there are a few things you can do to renew your floors without refinishing.
Regular maintenance – Floors that have been neglected for years cannot be magically “fixed” with a deep cleaning treatment. Regular sweeping and mopping with a slightly damp mop and mild solution will go a long way to clean hardwood floors today and tomorrow.
Spot cleaning – Life happens. Even with the best flooring care plans, sometimes spots get a little bit more love. These soiled spots then need a bit more love from you. For dark stains use a mixture of one part ammonia to three parts water. Sticky spots can be dealt with using a touch of mineral spirits. If your furry friend caused a mess, attack it with half bleach and half water.
Deep cleaning – For those times that you really want to restore the shine, consider a deeper level of cleaning. Sweep the floor to remove large debris. Vacuum to get a better clean. Next use a tack cloth to pick up any remaining litter. Once the floor is as dirt free as possible, use a slightly damp mop to apply a light layer of hardwood floor cleaner (be sure to get a cleaner that is compatible with your flooring type).
These three steps should keep your floors shining for as long as possible.
And when you’re ready for a change, give us a call. We can help you choose new hardwoods, select a green technology flooring like bamboo, or add tiling for a more personalized choice.
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