There is a certain beauty and elegance when you walk into a home with sleek, clean and polished hardwood floors. It makes you feel that the house is secure and luxurious. Whether it’s used in the entire house or just the living room and lounge, investing in hardwood floors is a good move.
Unfortunately, having hardwood floors installed can be quite pricey, that is why it is important to keep it them in good condition. It is through diligence and vigilance that you can keep them scratch and stain free as well as keep the dirt from building up and damaging the wood.
Read on and discover how to keep your hardwood floors looking brand new!
Prevention is better than cure
Preventing damage to wooden flooring is always better than having to spend money and time on repairing them. Identify the parts of the house where most people mill about or converge. This would probably be in the sitting room, kitchen and dining room as well as family rooms and the hall.
Hence, positioning mats on the outside and inside of the doorways will lessen the chances of dirt being tracked-in and onto the floor. Provide an area where visitors and family members can deposit their boots or sodden shoes when the weather is rainy or snowy to avoid water or ice damage.
If you have a lot of furniture that you have to move around when cleaning or perhaps when redecorating, make sure these have floor protectors under them to avoid scratching the wooden surface of your flooring. Also provide mats for children to play on so that their toys do not ruin the hardwood as well.
Create a Cleaning Routine
You can take care of your hardwood floors better if you have a cleaning routine. Set a daily, weekly and quarterly schedule of cleaning activities for your flooring needs. Set daily tasks that you can easily do by yourself such as dusting and wiping the floors regularly with microfibre material. Not only will this daily chore keep the floors clean but also eliminate allergens around the house.
Washing and polishing the floors can fall on a weekly or quarterly basis. It’s important that you know the type of finish your hardwood floors have so you can use the right cleaning materials and not ruin the finish or the wood itself.
Getting professionals to do the job quarterly will also ensure that your hardwood floors are cared for the right way! It might cost a little extra but will definitely extend the life of your gorgeous flooring.
RPC Cleaning provides highly experienced and well trained people who will ensure that your hardwood floors are protected, cleaned and in good condition. Call us today on 0208 994 4778 for more information on how we can help!