Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaning Tips From Our Pros

Keeping your hardwood and laminate flooring in tip-top condition guarantees the lifespan, and it ensures that it will last longer. What are some of the things that you can do to lengthen its lifespan? First, our local floor cleaning company recommends that you vacuum your floor once a week on average. Why does this matter? The fine grit and dust on the hardwood flooring will act as a type of sandpaper when stepped on, and the constant movement will start to wear through the floor’s finish. When you vacuum your hardwood flooring, you are protecting the floor for the future. Also, if you are using an attachment for a hardwood floor cleaning, beware that the beater bar or rotating brush can scratch the finish. 

Next, exercise caution with hairspray and furniture polish. Whenever you use these products, the chemicals can cloud the finish of your floor. You want to immediately wipe them down with a damp cloth, and if you are looking for a more thorough cleaning, use a non-ammonia window cleaner spray. Also, be cautious of wetness. Water will do more than ruin the finish on your hardwood flooring. In addition, it can penetrate into the wood and cause ugly stains. When you come in from the outside, take your shoes off and put potted plants under a tray. You may want to consider laminate flooring. The advantage of laminate flooring is how while it looks like wood, it will often be water resistant. Laminate floor cleaning will be a little easier than a hardwood floor cleaning because you don’t have to protect the finish.

Finally, understand the rules of waxes and restorers. You can use a wax finish to rejuvenate your floor, but you should avoid using wax on surface finish like varnish, shellac or polyurethane. Not only does this cause a slippery floor, the waxes will interfere with future finishes.

These are some of the laminate floor cleaning tips that our local floor cleaning company recommends. If you are interested in learning more from our experts, pick up the phone and give us a call. We are always excited to assist new customers, and we would love the opportunity to earn your business. Our company will take extra professional measures to make your hardwood flooring shine.