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How to Care for Wooden Floors

November 2, 2012 by BlairStover

 A beautiful wood can be compared to a fine wine: it gains character and charm with age. But it still must be taken care of! Trampled, stained, scratched- it doesn’t matter. To maintain and make them last, you need to be sure they are regularly kept up but nothing really extravagant. Just take into account a simple criterion: the finish must be applied (varnish, oil or wax) and regular maintenance must be completed. Blair Stover has more tips below.

Cleaning the floor – nothing could be easier! To do this, just dust on average once a week using a vacuum cleaner with a brush or a slightly damp mop. Never wash your wood floor with water.

Clean is one thing, maintaining it is another. Again, no need to be a homemaker to fulfill this mission, but you must adopt the right thing and get the right products.

Polished floors are increasingly rare because they are complicated to maintain and particularly fragile. They certainly provide an attractive surface, but they are slippery and have a nasty habit of staining when they come in contact with water.

To ensure your polished floor stays clean and attractive, be sure to follow these tips:

–   To extend the life of your floors and limit the damage, do not hesitate to store carpets everywhere and place pads under your furniture, particularly in those areas that you use to move tables, chairs.

–       Always have the reflex to use only cleaning products adapted to your flooring. Detergent is too aggressive and will weaken your wood floors rather than give it a facelift.

–       Never clean your floors with a lot of water! Although your floors are glazed or oiled strong enough, they cannot tolerate high humidity.

–       To clean a stain on your recent further polished floor, it is recommended using a damp sponge.


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