How to Clean Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors can certainly add style and luxury to your home, but there is some maintenance required to keep that natural beauty. But, have no fear, let the experts at Johnson Carpet One Floor & Home show you how to clean hardwood floors! As always, it is important to consult the specific manufacturer’s directions, but our tips will definitely help.
When it comes to taking care of your hardwood floors, routine maintenance is necessary. Your hardwood floor should be swept every day to remove dust and dirt from the surface. Dust, dirt, and other particles can damage the finish and scratch the floor’s surface. Also, any spills should be wiped immediately to avoid stains and moisture damage. We recommend dry mopping your hardwood floor once a week with a specialized treatment. Be sure that the treatment is approved by the manufacturer so that there are no issues.
Damp mopping can sometimes be practical for cleaning hardwood floors, but you should definitely check with the manufacturer to find an approved natural pH cleaner.
If there is long-lasting damage to the surface and finish, refinishing is always an option. Testing to see if your hardwood floor should be refinished is easy, simply place a drop of water on the floor’s surface. If the drop is absorbed into the surface, then you should look to refinish the floors.
What does refinishing hardwood floors involve? A professional will clean and sand the surface to remove any remaining finish and to smooth the surface. Then, new finish and stain will be applied, and the floor will be protected and look brand new. When it comes to how many times you can refinish a floor, it can vary. With solid hardwood it depends on how thick the tongue is on the side of the plank. With engineered hardwood, it all depends on how thick the top finished layer of wood is.
To learn how to refinish hardwood floors and to determine the cost to refinish hardwood floors, be sure to visit our Grandville, MI store today.