The Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors are beautiful and always in style when it comes to interior design. Such beauty does come with hard work and effort in keeping hardwood flooring clean and scratch-free. Cleaning wood floors is more simple than you may think ─ it’s the preventative care that is vital.

How to Clean Hardwood

The best hardwood cleaning solution is soap and water. Use a microfiber mop that you can easily wring out water. Squeeze until the mop is close to dry. You do not want pools of water accumulating when you mop your hardwood floors.

Mix 1 Tbsp of dish soap with a quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray an area of the hardwood and mop along the grain of the wood in sections so as not to leave wet. There is no need to rinse the floor. Continually mop, making sure that all excess water is collected. And let it dry. If your floors feel sticky or dull, you may have added too much soap. Use a damp microfiber mop to help pull up that residue and let it dry.

Prevent Hardwood Damage

Once you have scratches or warping to your wood, it is hard to reverse the damage. Here are some tips on how to keep your hardwood floors like new:

  • Seal the floors with a wood surface sealant.
  • Sweep daily.
  • Vacuum up dust bunnies along the baseboards.
  • Cover the wooden legs of furniture.
  • Wipe up any liquid spill immediately.
  • Take off your shoes in the house.
  • Trim pet nails to prevent scratching.

With these daily tips, your hardwood floors should last years without any problems. Hardwood is durable and long-lasting. Add your favorite accent rug with welcoming colors and a soft touch, and you’ve completed a modern, low-maintenance look for your living area.

Sometimes keeping up with the dust bunnies and mopping of floors can be time-consuming. It’s okay to ask for help! Contact Trish Duarte at MaidPro of Temecula / Murrieta to find out more about keeping your home clean and tidy. Our team can tackle that cleaning project and leave you with a sparkling space to relax and enjoy in: (951) 506-6100.