The Best Way to Take Care of Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors provide beautiful functionality to a home and are used in many different rooms. Wood flooring can be low-maintenance when cared for properly. The best way to take care of hardwood floors is to clean them regularly with cleaners appropriate for the wood. Also protect the floor from anything that may cause scratching or other damage.

Proper care keeps your hardwood floors looking beautiful.
    Keep your wood floor clean with regular vacuuming.
  1. Vacuum your floor, as needed, to remove debris and dirt particles that can scratch the wood. Use a vacuum that doesn't have sharp metal edges on the bottom to avoid scratching the surface. Vacuums with floor attachments are best for hardwood flooring.

  2. Dampen a clean cloth with wood floor cleaner especially designed for the type of wood you have. Wipe down the surface with the clean cloth until the entire floor is clean. Allow the hardwood to air dry completely.

  3. Throw rugs protect busy floor space from dirt and damage.
  4. Protect high-traffic areas with throw rugs and hallway runners. Place non-skid rug pads beneath each rug to prevent bunching up or household accidents due to slippery rugs.

  5. Put felt floor protectors on the bottom of furniture legs. These allow you to move chairs and other furniture across the floor without leaving scuffs and scratches behind.