Many Arizona homes don’t have hardwood floors but the ones that do often enjoy the added warmth and character it gives to the house. Hardwood flooring can give your house a modern or rustic look depending on your decor style – As long as you take care of the floor properly. Caring and cleaning flooring in general largely overlooked in a house!
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS
1. Don’t let spills wait.
Letting milk, juices or other liquids to sit on the hardwood floor will often stain permanently the area ruining your beautiful hard wood flooring or costing you much more to fix. Dry up with a cotton towel tapping on the floor instead of wiping smearing around.
2. Not Having an Entry Mat.
I know, I know… If you have a modern style you probably don’t want an ugly mat at your entrance but having a mat to scrub your shoe soles clean, tap on it to loosen small rocks and or to leave your shoes behind can drastically improve the lifespan and shine of your floors.
Entry mats remind me! If you often wear high heels you are scratching the grains of the wood, this almost microscopic wood scratches will build up giving your wood a worned-out look also making spills harder to completely clean out and avoid stains.
4. Not Sweeping often!
This can be hassle, but lucky for you there are amazing professionals like Honest Maids that will do this for you at each visit. When you sweep, you are removing lose particles like rocks, gravel, dirt, food, dust that are scratching your beautiful hardwood flooring. So sweep and vacuum often… better yet, let us do it for you.
5. Use the right type of vacuum!
Not all vacuums are created equal! There are some vacuums that are not meant to smoothly glide through your floors and lack the suction strength required to pick up from a flat surface. If you use the wrong attachments you could also be scratching the floor as you try to avoid just that by removing the lose particles. Our professional team here at Honest Maids of Phoenix Arizona use Dyson vacuums with more suction power than most and with special attachments just for hard smooth flooring like hardwood.
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