How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

If you have avoided putting hardwood flooring in your home because you were baffled about how to clean it, you’ll be happy to learn that it is about the easiest flooring around when it comes to cleaning. In fact, the general consensus is to not clean hardwood floors any more than is necessary. If you hate mopping floors, this news is probably quite welcomed.

It’s true– all you need to do regularly is keep dust cleaned up. You can do that with a vacuum that does not have a beater bar attachment, with disposable electrostatic cloth-type dusters, or a soft broom. A good way to keep this task to a minimum is to place mats at all entry doors to capture dirt off feet and use a boot removal area in the winter and rainy season.

Sometimes your hardwood flooring will need deeper cleaning. Depending on your lifestyle, this may be as seldom as a couple times a year or as often as every couple of weeks. You can accomplish this in a few different ways. One method is to use a steam cleaner made for hardwood flooring. Another is using a spray-and-wipe mopping device with a cleaner specifically for hardwood flooring. Another is damp mopping with plain, warm water. Do not saturate your floors or use hot water if using a mop. Do not use any harsh chemicals on your hardwood flooring. You should clean your floor by going with the grain instead of against it whenever possible.

If you do happen to accidentally damage your hardwood flooring, are ready to have hardwood flooring installed, or need more tips for keeping it looking nice, give us a call at Professional Floor Covering & Cleaning. Call us or stop by to see our 5,700-square-foot showroom for all your hardwood flooring needs.