Ways to keep your hardwood floors looking lovely

Hardwoods are fashionable these days and have been for many years, wood is timeless.

Their rich natural beauty makes every home lovelier, when coupled with beautiful furniture and great interior design, your home will surely look its best!

Hardwood floors are:

  • Timeless
  • Classic
  • Hypoallergenic

What’s more, hardwood floors are a healthy option and free of VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which give off chemicals into your home’s atmosphere. Plus, your floors will last for many years and not have to be replaced in a few years time.

Keep your floors, lovely

Maintaining your wood floor is not difficult, but there are a few things to remember.

Here are ways to keep your hardwood floors looking lovely through the years:

Clean your floors

Remove dirt and dust to keep your floors gorgeous. If you live in an extra dusty area, you might need to do it daily, especially when it is windy. You can use:

  • Dust mop
  • Soft bristled broom
  • Vacuum cleaner

These gentle cleaning tools will help you clean your floors with care. If there are any spills, quickly wipe it to prevent water damage. Quick action will prevent the water from damaging your wood finish.

Wash it up!

Use a small amount of water and make sure the water is warm and not hot. Remember, do not soak up your wood. This will damage your floors. When washing with water, follow up by dry mopping immediately with new clean mop or a clean rag. Make sure to completely dry your floors.

Protect your floors

If you want to keep your floors, beautiful, protect it against dust, dirt and scratches. Yes, scratches. You can do this by changing your habits a little, for example:

  • Instead of wearing high heels when entering your home, remove them at the door and slip into a cosy pair of slippers.
  • When removing furniture, be sure to put slidding mats or protection down under the furniture.
  • Place doormats especially in areas with heavy traffic to prevent scratches.

By following these simple tips you will keep your hardwood floors beautiful for years.

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