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How to Maintain Your Wood Floors In Michigan

Thinking about boosting your home’s charm with hardwood floors? Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also offer easier cleaning and maintenance compared to carpets. However, ensuring your hardwood floors stay in top condition requires consistent upkeep. As Michigan’s leading floor renewal service, we’ve put together a list of maintenance tips to help you preserve the quality of your hardwood floors. Our goal is to help you maintain your love for your hardwood floors!

Wood Floor Maintenance Tips

a refinished hardwood floorKeep Your Floors Clean

If dust and bacteria gather on your floor, it increases the chances of scratching and speeds up their wear and tear. An easy way to proactively take care of it is to grab a broom and give your floors a good sweep at least every other day. If using a vacuum on your hardwood floors, be sure to choose a vacuum with hard floor settings and a soft brush. Vacuuming and mopping should be done about once a week to keep the dust and dirt at bay.

Prevent Damage to Your Floors

Placing mats or rugs in your entryways can prevent against dirt collection. Be sure to choose mats or rugs without an adhesive or abrasive bottom.

Don’t Use Water on Your Floors

It’s best to avoid using water for cleaning your hardwood floors, since it can cause the wood to deteriorate. Instead, opt for a specialized wood floor cleaner available in most stores. Simply spray it on and wipe it away with a soft cloth. Know the finish of your floors (for example, polyurethane or wax) so you can choose the right cleaner.

Maintain Polyurethane Finishes

Floors with a polyurethane finish will need special attention. Depending on the amount of foot traffic, these floors should be inspected and re-coated every 3-5 years.

Avoid Stains at All Costs

The biggest enemy of any hardwood floor is a stain. These are hard to prevent, but do all you can to keep tough substances from being spilled on your floors. When stains do happen, rubbing alcohol and steel wool should do the trick. However, this will leave a mark on the wood and damage the stain, so you’ll need to polish your floors in that spot.

Use Area Rugs

Place large rugs in high-traffic areas to shield your hardwood floors from damage. Not only does this help to preserve your floors, but it also adds a stylish touch to your room’s decor!

Refinish or Resurface Old Wood Flooring

Eventually, every old wood floor will need to be restored. When that time comes for you, we hope that you’ll consider using one of our hardwood floor refinishing or resurfacing services here in Detroit.

We hope these tips are helpful! For all of your hardwood flooring needs, contact Fabulous Floors!