Have you always loved the look of hardwood flooring but aren’t sure if you should make the investment to have it installed in your home? Quality hardwood flooring is an attractive addition to any home. It adds beauty, colour, style and warmth. But, what about maintaining those great qualities over the years? Check out these low maintenance trends you should be following. If you’re under the impression that installing hardwood flooring means a commitment to some sort of maintenance regimen, rest assured. If you choose flooring from Gaylord, how to maintain hardwood floors is simply a matter of remembering these tips from our Do and Don’t list.
- Start by watching our How To Clean Your Hardwood Floor Video so you know the drill
- Dust floor when needed with a dry dust mop
- Wash floors with Gaylord Recommended - Bona Hardwood Flooring Cleaner
- Wipe up any water spills immediately
- Clean small sticky spots with slightly damp paper towel or sponge
- Place area rugs in high traffic areas such as entrance ways
- Use proper protective furniture coverings, such as flexi-felt for heavy furniture, chairs, and home accessories.
- Never steam clean your hardwood floors
- Always avoid using excessively wet mops and rags to wash floors
- Don’t let gritty dirt sit around on floors – you may need to vacuum the area using a soft brush attachment
- Don’t oil hardwood flooring
You might notice that proper cleaning techniques play a huge roll in the maintenance of your hardwood flooring. Your hardwood flooring finish will make a huge difference, so be sure to ask questions about the finish, after all it is what you are walking on! Our finish is a ten-coat titanium oxide finish giving a very durable and clear finish. Every purchase comes with a 40-year finish warranty. So, other than regular cleaning of your hardwood floors, there is no maintenance routine for you to worry about.
A lot of cleaners out there have a lot of soap in them that leaves a sticky, ugly film. (If your floor looks cloudy, you probably have a build up of cleaner!) Whereas, Bona hardwood floor cleaner evaporates rather than settling on the floor and remaining there. -Greg Gaylord