Hardwood Floor Care can be quite easy if you
Your large dog WILL damage your floor, not much you can do about it; but if you know that from day one, you will know what to expect. If you really love the look of hardwood and have a beloved pet that will be using those hardwood floors along with the rest of your family, just be sure to select a lower grade of wood, with imperfections, so the scratches that your puppy makes will only add to the character of the wood.
Make sure to vacuum once a week or more often if needed. You can also use dry flooring mops and microfiber cleaning pads for dusting between vacuuming.
Once your floor is clean of any dust, dirt, sand, etc. You can use hardwood flooring cleaners especially formulated for your specific hardwood species and the finish that was applied to your floor.
Please remember that some of those cleaners will leave a dull residue that you will need to polish off with a dry, soft towel or clean, dry, microfiber mop. hardwood floor care
It is never recommended to clean your hardwood flooring in a traditional way with a mop and bucket filled with soapy water. That WILL damage your wood floor beyond repair. Hardwood flooring Barrie
Flooring Companies (including ourselves) are very careful on the advice they choose to give on the very popular hardwood floor cleaning method of using vinegar and water.
Why? hardwood floor care
Because we can not exactly specify how much water or vinegar can safely bu used on your floors.
If you choose to use this environmentally friendly method, you will need to understand that if you do it wrong, you will damage your wood.
What we've been doing at our house, is to use a clean, cotton towel that we wet in the solution of lukewarm water and small amount of vinegar first, then we wring that towel dry. Wring dry means twist and squeeze until there is no water left in the towel. A woman will most likely not have enough strength in her arms to do this property (I'm sorry ladies, I do not intend to be sexist here, I'm just stating the fact). I, myself can not wring it dry enough.
You want that towel to be very slightly cold with moisture. "Almost dry" if you please.
You use that to first work on any areas with visible stains. Then you rinse the towel and wring it out dry again. (Same as above, "almost dry" is an absolute must). Then you can wipe the entire floor with this almost dry towel to finish up.
For minor scratches and scuff marks on your hardwood floors, the area can be refreshed by a hardwood flooring professional, with a buffing-re-coat. Call us to schedule an estimate for this service at 705-721-1082 or book one here.
For major scratches and gouges on your hardwood floors, the damaged floor boards can be replaced or refinished by a hardwood flooring professional, dustless floor refinishing process. Call us to schedule an estimate for this service at 705-721-1082 or book one here.
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