Whether you’ve just had new wood floors installed or you recently moved into a home with hardwood flooring, It is important that you know how to care for them. Caring for your wood floors is super easy. Keep your wood floors looking great for years to come with these easy tips!
No Shoes in the House
No matter how clean you think your shoes are before coming inside, there’s always just a little bit left. Your shoes can track in all sorts of things from the outside world that will damage your wood floors. Dirt, sand, dust, and water can all be tracked in on the bottoms of your shoes, no matter how well you scrub them off on the mat. Especially in the colder seasons when there are all kinds of de-icing substances everywhere, it is important that people everyone their shoes to protect the wood. Over time, the little bits that get tracked in can wear down the finish. If you’re uncomfortable with bare feet, try keeping some slippers near the door!
Keep Dust Away
Your new wood floors are very susceptible to moisture damage, so you don’t want to mop them too often. Probably the best part is that you won’t even need to mop a lot! All you need to do is keep the dust wiped up, and spot clean whenever necessary and you’re good to go!
Clean Spills Immediately
Accidents happen. When they do, it is super important that wet spills get cleaned up right away. The moisture can actually soak into the flooring and cause it to swell. Wipe up any spills using an outside-in approach: start on the outer edges of the puddle and work your way slowly inward to ensure you’re getting it all up.
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.