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The Secrets of Strong Hardwood Flooring Maintenance

Hardwood floors are associated with resilience, minimal maintenance, sophistication, enhanced indoor air quality and even stronger acoustics. People love the fact that discoloration isn’t an issue for this flooring. They appreciate that this flooring can remain strong for a long time, too. If you want to keep your hardwood floors pristine, however, you have to make proper maintenance a priority. There are some simple ways to incorporate this into your daily routine. Here are some tips to follow.

Get Into the Habit of Routine Sweeping and Dust Mopping

Sweeping and dust mopping are two widely known cleaning options in a custom built home. For your wood floors, pick nylon rather than a straw broom. Brooms that are made out of straw in most cases have the wrong texture and are excessively coarse. This coarseness generally is not beneficial to finishes on flooring.

Know Which Products Not to Use

If you want to maintain the look and durability of your floors, you need to know which are the optimal products to use. It’s equally critical, however, to have an awareness of options that just aren’t appropriate. Refrain from using liquid cleaning formulas or waxes that revolve around water. Oil soaps also aren’t usually the best choice. Consult with the manufacturer of your wood floors or your project manager to discuss the best cleaning products for your floors.

Go for a cleaning solution that’s neutral. Look into solutions that have pH levels that aren’t excessively high or low. Combining neutral options with water is usually the right choice. Seal the hardwood floors correctly prior to mopping.

Never Let Spills Linger

People lead busy lives, and dealing with spills is often the last thing on their minds. If you have hardwood floors, you can’t ever be slapdash about taking care of any spills. Thoroughly wipe any spills quickly. Never allow moisture to linger on top of your hardwood floor or you might risk warping or buckling them.

Trim Your Pet’s Nails

If you live with a sweet cat or dog, pay careful attention to their nails. Trim them frequently. If you don’t, you could end up noticing stubborn and unattractive scrape and scratch marks all over your previously flawless hardwood floors. Those imperfections aren’t good for home design.

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Take Advantage of Area Rugs

Area rugs can help you keep your hardwood floors in A+ condition. If you want to safeguard your floors, put area rugs in sections that see the most foot traffic.

Caring for your hardwood floors extends their life and helps to keep your custom built home looking beautiful. For more information about proper care, contact your Alair Homes South Etobicoke project manager.