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Ways in which you might be damaging your wood flooring

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Floors are a part of the home that can sometimes be forgotten about. But it is one of the most important, hard wearing parts of your home. To keep your wood flooring looking as good as the day it was installed, there are a few things that you need to be aware of.

Taking care of wood flooring

Having dirt and debris settle on your wood flooring can end up being dangerous as they could scratch the top layer of your flooring. So it’s important that you carry out regular sweeping to ensure that you’re removing anything that might’ve settled on the floor. It’s always worth asking anyone who enters your home to take their shoes off. This way you can make sure that they’re not bringing in any unnecessary dirt and debris on the bottoms of their shoes.

If you prefer to vacuum rather than sweep, then make sure that you’re using the right attachment. A hard brush end can actually end up scratching the floor if you use too much pressure. Instead, opt for a soft bristle attachment and a nozzle for any of those hard to reach places.

Dropping any liquids onto the floor and not cleaning it up as quickly as possible can over time stain and warp the flooring. Other flooring materials can be a little bit more forgiving when it comes to liquids being spilled, but wood doesn’t work well with moisture.

Talking about water, if you do want to do a bit of a deeper clean on your floor using a mop, then you need to make sure that your mop isn’t too deeply saturated with water. It may be easier to use a spray mop to make sure you’re not leaving too much surface water. It’s also important that you choose the right cleaner solution. Avoid using cleaners that are too harsh and make sure you always test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous piece of the flooring.

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If you need any more advice when it comes to any carpets or flooring, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our team today.