Keeping Your Hardwood Floors Looking Great
Hardwood floors were trendy in the early 20th century, but wall-to-wall carpeting became more popular in the 1960s. Many older homes had their hardwood floors covered for decades. But hardwood floors are popular again, so many people are installing new ones or uncovering old ones. How do you keep your hardwood floors looking great? Check out these tips.
The key to avoiding scratches or ground-in dirt is to sweep your hardwood floors regularly. You can also use a small vacuum on the low setting or a dust mop or Swiffer products. Always remove debris before doing any major cleaning.
Keep them dry
Moisture is the enemy of hardwood floors. For example, if you have hardwoods in your kitchen, clean up spills or melted ice promptly. Use doormats to keep yourself and your guests from tracking water or snow into the house.
Use hardwood cleaners
When it comes time to mop, you need the right cleaners. Investing in a hardwood floor cleaning solution is a great idea. There are several commercially available products that you can find at your local hardware or big box stores. If you'd rather clean with natural ingredients, a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water is an excellent solution for cleaning hardwood floors.
Invest in felt
If you want to go the extra mile to prevent scratches on your hardwood floor, invest in felt for the feet of your furniture. You can buy pre-cut felt circles and strips to put on the feet of chairs and tables. You can also use an area rug to protect your floors.
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