Cleaning Wood Floors
Written by Craig B

Cleaning Wood Floors

Wood floors are very popular in businesses and homes. Read on to learn more about keeping them looking great.

Sweep or Vacuum Daily

Sweep or vacuum daily to remove grit and crumbs that can cause scratches and wear down the finish of the floor. Don’t forget to clean under area rugs on a regular basis.

Tackle Messes as They Happen

Don’t allow any type of dry mess or wet spills that can leave water rings to remain for more than a few minutes on hardwood floors. This is especially important
for mud or any foods or liquids that are dark in color and can leave difficult-to-remove stains. After cleaning up the spill with a paper towel or cloth, give the floor a final “rinse” with a slightly water-dampened cloth or mop. Wipe in the direction of the wood grain to prevent streaking.

Dust And Mop Weekly

To capture the dust bunnies that seem to appear from nowhere, dust mop wood floors at least once per week.

Damp Mop Seasonally

If you have been taking care of messes promptly and keeping floors free of grit and dust, then you should only need to damp mop with a cleaning product a few times each year. NEVER use a sopping-wet mop. Excessive water can damage every sealant on wood floors and cause them to buckle. Lightly dampen a microfiber mop and always clean following the grain of the wood and allow the wood to dry completely before walking to prevent spotting. If you live in an area with hard water, damp mop with distilled water. The excessive minerals in hard water can leave the floor finishes looking dull. If you choose to use a commercial wood floor cleaner, choose one with a spray applicator or a mop that includes a refillable spray feature. Just a heavy mist of about one-half teaspoon per two square feet is adequate for cleaning. Too much product can leave floors sticky and actually attract more dirt.

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