11 April 2012

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Your new hardwood floor will look fantastic for many years if you take care of it properly. However, if you don’t take care of it and instead abuse the floor you might cause irreparable damage to the floor.

Things not to do to a wooden floor

Most website will give you tips on how to look after your wooden floor. However, if you start with the things NOT to do to your wooden floor, it might help you keep your floors looking great in the long run.

The first and perhaps most important thing to note is that wood and excessive moisture don’t mix. Wet mopping the floor might get it clean but you can actually do a great deal of harm to the floor if you mop the floor with a very wet mop repeatedly. If you are going to run a mop over the floor you need to make sure the mop is well wrung out so no moisture remains on the floor surface.

If you spill anything on the floor you need to make sure it is cleaned up straight away. Any food or drink that is left on the floor can stain the flooring and cost a great deal of money to put right. It’s also important not to use any scouring pads or abrasive cleaners on the floor. If you notice a stubborn mark you need to use an appropriate hardwood floor cleaning agent.

When it comes to the time that you floor may need to be sanded down and re-oiled to bring back its natural beauty, it’s worth speaking to a hardwood floor sanding specialist as they will be able to achieve the best finish.