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How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Good

August 24, 2016

Hardwood floors can withstand the test of time and still look beautiful long after installation. But that is only possible if you know how to maintain and care for it. Yes it requires effort in your part, but seeing the shiny, polished appearance and elegance it brings is all worth it. Here are some guidelines on how to keep it that way.

Protect Flooring With Beautiful Rugs

Why waste a perfectly good floor by placing a rug on it, one may ask. Before you get the wrong idea, it is done not to mask the hardwood, but to protect it from scratches and dirt, especially in high traffic areas. Those zones in your house where a lot of people often walk by can wear out the flooring. To save it from wear and tear, rugs are the solution.

Clean Weekly/Regularly

Sweeping, vacuuming, and waxing are the three steps that you should always do weekly to keep your hardwood looking clean and shiny. Make sure to focus on the sides and edges when doing so because dirt and grime and collect on those tiny spaces. Also, use appropriate tools like soft cloth and the correct wax to prevent damaging the flooring.

Keep The Water Away

All types of wood are not compatible with water. Since your flooring is made from hardwood, it makes sense that you keep water away from it to prevent rotting and staining. If you wish to clean it, do so with the appropriate materials. As for rain water, shut the doors and windows when it is pouring to prevent rain from coming in.

Wipe Immediately

Spills accompany the daily life, especially when children are present in the house. If they do spill their drink, make sure to wipe right after. Never let it sit for a long time because it creates stains.

Hardwood floors are a beauty to behold. They add charm to the house, not to mention increase the price if you are selling in the future. In this case, learn to take care of it by doing the steps above. As long as you are maintaining the hardwood, it can give you years of service.

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