One of the biggest questions customers have is how to best protect and maintain your flooring. Hardwood flooring is a big investment and its important to take steps to care for it so it can be beautiful for years to come.
Cleaning your floors regularly is vital. Keeping your floor clear of dust and debris is vital to protecting your finish. These basic steps of preventative maintenance are important to keeping your finish beautiful. Basic tools like a dry mop, broom and microfiber mop are all needed to properly maintain and clean your floors. You never want to mop hardwood flooring with excessive water because it can cause cupping and water damage. Dust mopping your floor should be a daily task to keep your flooring clear of dust and debris. The dust and debris can act as a sandpaper on your floor.
Protect your flooring from pets. Pets can cause scratched and damage to your flooring. Keep your pets nails short to prevent scratching and put rugs in areas where dogs may be running and sliding. Also put a mat under your animals water dish to keep your floors safe.
Prevent floors from being scratched or discolored with rug backings and floor protectors. Rugs with natural backing are often safe for flooring but synthetic backing can discolor or damage your floor. Rug pads are ideal for keeping your flooring safe. Non-abrasive felt backed floor protectors are needed for table and chair legs to keep your flooring safe. Sliding chair legs on your flooring is horrible for your finish and felt backing makes a big difference.
A-MAX Hardwood also offers a professional cleaning that will get all debris out of the micro pores of the wood. You can find that here: http://www.a-maxhardwood.com/residential/wood-floor-cleaning/
These simple steps are the basics of flooring maintenance and should be used to keep your floor beautiful for years to come.