Wooden floors are a great rage nowadays and there is no doubt that they look good. Both light and dark wood flooring are popular choices depending mainly on personal tastes and the size of the room they are meant for. Hardwood floor, however, needs a little more care than regular stone/tile floors when it comes to keeping them clean and looking good. Here are a few tips on keeping them well:
Leave shoes at the door
While this may sound like a not so important point to consider – it does, in fact, make a difference when it comes to maintaining your light and dark wood flooring. Shoe soles bring in a large amount of debris and dust into the house. These leave tiny scratches on the flooring which over time begin to collect dust and dirt making the floor look dirty despite cleaning.
The vacuum cleaner is your new best friend
When it comes to dark or light wood flooring using the vacuum cleaner to clean your floors is always a better idea than a broom. This not only ensures that all the dust is picked up, it also keeps it from moving around the house and possibly scratching the floor. Also available in the market are vacuum cleaners specially designed for hardwood floors.
Invest in a high-quality microfiber mop
Sometimes all you need is a broom to do a quick clean on your light wood flooring. Situations like these don’t require the vacuum cleaner. Here too we suggest skipping the broom for the same reasons as mentioned above. Instead, we recommend the use of a high-quality microfiber mop. A microfiber mop picks up all the mess without damaging the floor and it is quick and easy.
Use cleaners made especially for hardwood floors
Sometimes light wood flooring needs more than just a vacuum cleaner or a mop to get it cleaned. In situations like these, you need to ensure that you use a cleaner that is specially designed for hardwood floor. Cleaners that are manufactured for stone / tiled floors can do some serious damage to hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring cleaners are available in a wide range including those that are eco-friendly and safe for both children and pets.
Keep this simple cleaning tips in mind and enjoy a hardwood flooring that will continue to look new and shiny for a long time.