How to Clean Hardwood Floors: Proper Techniques to Preserve the Beauty of Hardwood

shutterstock_399163444Do not you just love the look of a fresh hardwood flooring? A clean floor lets you appreciate the attractiveness and character of this hardwood to its fullest, and, honestly, a clean floor feels so far better under foot than a floor that isn’t kept properly cleaned. When you understand how to clean hardwood floors correctly, you’ll understand how to keep your floors looking as beautiful years down the road as they did the day they were installed. Keep in mind: finishes using a greater degree of glow typically need more cleaning and sweeping to maintain a clean location.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

A significant initial step in keeping your hardwood floors clean is to sweep or use a dust mop every day to keep at bay a build up of loose dirt. Let’s face it, kids are not the only ones who sometimes forget to remove their shoes or boots when coming inside. That gritty dirt all of us track in from the outside could scratch the finish of your flooring if left to sit.

Hint: When you employ a dust mop, do not use a household dust treatment onto the mop since this will dull the finish of the floors.

When it comes to really washing your hardwood flooring, do this only when it’s absolutely necessary and wash just the soiled areas. If there are just a few soiled areas, you can just clean them with a slightly damp cloth. Pick a mop with a removable cloth head when you need to clean out the whole floor. Again, you want the cloth to be only slightly moist. Clean the floor and then remove and wash the fabric. Then re-attach the cloth to the mop and spray it using a small quantity of a recommended hardwood floor cleaner for example Gaylord’s Floor Cleaner. Apply the mop to the ground again and then wipe any excess cleaner with a few paper towels. We recommend our cleaner because it evaporates and won’t leave that tacky, ugly film that other industrial cleaners have a tendency to depart. Our complete cleaning kit includes a 28 oz spray bottle along with a 4-litre cleansing spray.

After done, clean the flooring in the above method.

What you ought to N’T DOTwo of the worst things you can do to your hardwood flooring are using an overly wet mop and allowing water clogs dry on the ground. Excessive water can harm the finish and may result in cupping on your hardwood flooring . Liquids and cleansers you should not use in your hardwood flooring include:

Oil-based cleansers
Saddle soap-type cleansers
Vinegar and water options
As soon as you understand the best way to clean hardwood flooring correctly, you will enjoy these hints help you maintain your flooring looking and feeling their best.

Most popular TOP 3 wooden floors for bedroom

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Most popular TOP 3 wooden floors for bedroom
1.Cork Flooring- Cork have an excellent thermal and acoustical qualities! It is beautiful, slight, warm to the touch, hypoallergenic, fire and insect-resistant, stable and also exchangeable in every 8-10 years.
2.Vinyl Flooring- Vinyl flooring is affordable and easy for cleaning. The vinyl or lino flooring is family and pet friendly. you can choose from a variety of realistic finishes like wood, tile, stone or mosaic to achieve a irreproachable look for any room.
3.Laminate Flooring- Laminate flooring is quite flexible and durable. Small scratches can be repaired, but new flooring needs to be installed for major repairs, since laminate is made of composite wood, it cannot be refinished.

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SOFTWOODS top 3

SOFTWOODS top 3

 

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PINE: Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.

Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure.It resists shrinking and swelling. Knotty pine is often used for decorative effect.
Uses: Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.

ASH: There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.

Properties: Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a white to light brown colour. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summer wood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.
Uses: Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.

HICKORY: There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.

Properties: Hickory is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available. Pecan is a species of hickory sometimes used in furniture. It has a close grain without much figure.
Uses: Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.

TOP 7 HARDEST WOODS

TOP 7 HARDEST WOODS:
1. Quebracho – From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee – This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood – It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood – Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn – Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood – In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
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The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.

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How it works

How it works:

We can give you a estimate over the phone or via email if you have the dimensions, as We work on a rate per sq meter or sq yard the estimate will allow for minor repairs,sanding and finishing with three coats of varnish.
If the price quoted seems reasonable, We will then visit your home to look at the floor and discuss your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the project.
We will then send you a written estimate or email you an estimate for the work.
If you would like to go ahead We will give you a date on which We will hope to start your room. We do not charge for my estimates or advice.

If you have a floor in need of some care and attention, please contact us for a no-obligation quote.

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