How to Clean Your Wood Floors

A Guide to Hardwood Maintenance
You should:

•    Sweep first to get rid of any sand, dust and dirt

•    Use a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar

•    Use cleaners (and confirm with an expert from Elegant Floor Service before you start cleaning that it’s ok to use) that won’t leave residue

•    Do use a slightly damp towel or sponge for sticky spills

•    Call your professional flooring company when you want to go deeper with your wood floor cleaning – procedures vary depending on the finish of your floor (for example, never use wax on a urethane finished wood floor!)

You shouldn’t:

•    Use a wet mop or a soaking wet paper towel or rag to clean your wood floors (excess amounts of water can actually cause your floor to expand and maybe even crack!)

•    Use chemical cleaners or oil soaps on your wood flooring (this might prevent you from being able to recoat later on down the road)

•    Wax a floor or put chemicals on it until you know how it was installed and what kind of finish it has.

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