5 things that are harming your wooden flooring and how to prevent them

Wooden flooring can add a timeless and cosy element to any room, as well as create a clean, easy to maintain surface for some of the most heavily-used rooms in the house. It really doesn’t take very much to keep a wooden floor looking as good as new, adn here are some tips to help you doing it!

Scratching – As we drag furniture and move household stuff around we harm our flooring surface, to prevent scratches you can start using floor protectors. They must be placed underneath furniture items. They got popular by getting used furniture such as tables and chairs, TV cabinets. Using rubber or felt floor protectors also helps you in cleaning the floor easier! With those items you’ll be albe to slide the furniture without worrying about damaging the floor!

Vacuuming – Vacuum with a rotating brush could be a very abrasive to your hardwood floors. For weekly cleaning you can use a vacuum with a simple floor brush attachment. If you do it daily you can opt for a soft, bristle broom or a mop that has been treated with a dusting agent to pick up even of pet hair and little dust !

Using water too often on your flooring –  Althought modern floor types these days are  more water resistant, cleaning with a wet mop needs to be done only on each one- two months depending on big the foot traffic is in this specific area. As you know – the dirt and oil can build up over time, as you are using a high class wood-cleaning product you are preventing it, but for a complete prevention you might wipe up any excess moisture to prevent standing water!

Leaving the dirt too long before cleaning – Dirt and dust can scratch your floor when they stay for too long on it’s surface. You may prevent this by placing mats on both the inside and outside of main doors in home or office, so they can capture the dirt when people enter. By cleaning the floor regularly and using those simple methods your floors will be protected!

Rough cleaning of stain– Avoid using steel wool, harsh chemicals or scouring powder to remove the spot marks because you are only harming your flooring doing this. Instead we suggest you to opt for a soft cloth soaked in flooring cleaner and gently try to remove the mark by hand, if it doesn’t work you may call an expert because an advice from our carpenters is – try not to clean your floors in sections!

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