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.
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.
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.
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.
Things You Will Need
- Wood floor cleaner
- Clean cloths
- Throw rugs
- Non-skid rug pads
- Felt floor protectors
- Use dust mops with microfiber mop heads for daily cleaning.