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Happier Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors make for a beautiful, stunning addition to your home. However, they can bring new cleaning and maintenance challenges that arenâ€™t present with carpet. Here are some tips for simple, efficient, and thorough hardwood floor cleaning.
Make the job easier Place mats on either side of your exterior doors and always remove your shoes before entering your homeâ€”and make sure your guests do the same. Protect the floors by placing felt (or similar) protectors on the feet of your furniture, and use area rugs to designate play areas for the kids. This will reduce extra dirt, dust, and floor scratches.
Weekly cleaning Sweeping with a standard broom will remove some dirt and dust, but not as much as a mop, wipe, or broom thatâ€™s been treated with a dusting agent such as a Swiffer. You could also invest in a vacuum that is designed for hardwood floors. Just be sure that the vacuum wonâ€™t leave scratches!
Deeper cleaning Regular sweeping will remove most dirt and dust, but occasionally youâ€™ll need to give the floors a deeper cleaning to remove the dirt and grime that builds up in your floorsâ€™ seams. Use a wood-cleaning soap to thoroughly mop your floors, but make sure the mop isnâ€™t sopping wetâ€”you donâ€™t want to leave standing water.
Spots and scuffs Most of the marks that occasionally show up on your floors, such as scuffs from rubber soles on boots and shoesâ€”can be wiped away with a rag or very fine steel wool.
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