Taking care of hardwood flooring

hardwood flooringA hardwood flooring is like the Prima Donna of your house. Hardwood is truly elegant with its rich texture drawing in huge praise for your classy choice while it also demands a considerable attention when it comes to its maintenance. The article here is a brief on how to take care of hardwood flooring.

First of all, you must know that a hardwood floor needs regular sweeping and cleaning. Use a fine bristled broom that would be gentle on the wooden surface- a daily sweeping is required to keep all the dust, dirt and sand particles at bay that would otherwise be very damaging for the floor. You must vacuum the floor as well, at least once or twice a week. Vacuum cleaning is required to help you suck out the dust from the crevasses.

However, never use water on the hardwood flooring directly. Direct water on wooden surface is threatening to the longevity of the latter. It’s advised that you run damp mop on the floor following a good sweep but make sure to dry up the area immediately. In case of any spillages, you mustn’t delay in taking action.

Then, you have to really smart when it comes to heavy furnishing on hardwood flooring. Your dining table or sofa set and such other heavyweight furniture impose huge pressure while placed for a long time on a hardwood flooring. Thus if possible you should rotate and rearrange the furnishing placements inside the room and always lift them up while shifting them from one side of the floor to another. It’s good if you can get padding under the heavy furnishing on your wooden floor which will somewhat help to reduce the high pressure on the floor.

What more, don’t wear shoes while you are walking on the hardwood floor.

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