How to Clean Real Hardwood Floors

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Real hardwood floors add a rich beauty to almost any room. Fortunately cleaning real hardwood floors is not a difficult task, but it is a job that needs to be done on a regular basis to both protect your floors and to keep them looking their best..

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Floor mats

How to Clean Real hardwood Floors

  • Keep your real hardwood floors clean of dirt and particles as much as possible. Do this by placing floor mats at each entrance to trap the larger particles of dirt. Ground in particles of dirt and small pebbles cause dents and scratches in the surface of your real hardwood floors, causing a dulling look as well as potential maintenance problems down the line.

  • Sweep your real hardwood floors frequently, picking up as much grit and debris as possible.

  • Vacuum your hardwood floors frequently using the soft brush attachment only.

  • Mop your real hardwood floors at least once each week using a commercial floor cleaning and polishing compound. Mop with water lightly, making certain that water does not puddle anywhere as it may work its way down through small scratches in the floor's coating and damage the underlying wood itself.

  • At least once each week use a commercial grade floor wax to maintain a high lustre and add a layer of protection to your hardwood floor.When necessary buff your floor by hand with a clean dry cloth,

Tips & Warnings

  • Keeping your real hardwood floor clean of small particles of dirt and grit will go a long way toward keeping your floor looking new.
  • Do not drag furniture across a hardwood floor. Either wait for help so the furniture can be carried across the floor, or use felt pads under the legs of furniture that must be dragged.

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