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How to clean wooden floors

25/04/2016

Wooden floors are a great addition to any home, helping rooms look warm and comfortable. They are also reasonably easy to care for, keeping them looking great for years to come.

However, not caring your wooden floors or cleaning them incorrectly can age or damage them, which can be costly to correct. To avoid damage and to ensure your floors look their best for as long as possible, here are a few tips:

PH neutral cleaning solution

To start with, you need the right cleaning solution for your floors. It is a good idea to get one that is PH neutral to avoid it damaging the wood or the finish. 

If your wood floor is new or has been recently treated, you should avoid using any cleaning solutions on it for at least two weeks, no matter how gentle.

Soft brushes

If you use a brush to sweep your wood floor, you should use a soft one. Hard bristles can leave scratches in the varnish, which then fill with dirt and leave your floor looking grimy. Softer brushes avoid this, especially if you are careful with how you use them.

Wet mop

If you are doing a full clean of your floors, use a slightly wet mop and not one that is dripping. You want to submerge the mop in a mixture of warm water and your cleaning solution and then wring it out as much as possible.

Mop the floor twice, once to dissolve the dirt and again - with a washed out mop - to collect it and leave your floors gleaming.

Small spills

You don't need to get your mop out if a spill is small. Instead, use a soft cloth to soak up as much of the liquid spilled as possible. Then just use your cleaning solution and a clean cloth to wipe over the affected area, ensuring you don't leave liquid on the wood.

If you want a deep clean of your wooden floors done but are worried about how to do it, call in the professionals who will leave your floor gleaming.

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