Everybody loves the beauty and shine of a new hardwood floor, but over time the shine fades. Most people assume that this is because the polyurethane wears off but it is actually usually the result of dirt and grime that normal washing doesn’t get. Deep cleaning your wood floors is the answer.
When Is It Time To Deep Clean?
It’s time to deep clean your wood floors when you find that your normal cleaning methods just aren’t cutting it. After you’ve washed the floor like you normally do, you should be able to walk around on it in white socks and have the socks not get dirty. If the socks get dirty after an hour or two of walking on the “clean” floor, it is time for a deep clean.
What Is A Deep Clean?
Wood floors are usually covered with a polyurethane coating that is impervious to water (as long as it cured correctly). However, over time, a coating of dirt, oil, and grime can build up on the polyurethane layer. This rime grips the polyurethane and is very hard to clean off. Deep cleaning achieves this, by loosening the bond between that grime layer and the polyurethane layer and washing the contaminants away.
Get The Right tools
In addition to the right cleaner, you also need a really sturdy microfiber mop and several microfiber pads. Depending on how grimy the floor is, you may have to go over the same area multiple times. A sturdy mop will allow you to really put the force that you need to into the scrubbing. Your Swiffer will not cut it. Keep a white cloth on hand to check sections for cleanliness as you go, and when you’re all done, buff the floor with a dry pad till it really shines.
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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.