Hard wood flooring looks absolutely beautiful, that much is a fact, but you need not spend hundreds of pounds paying someone else to keep your floors looking beautiful; with a small amount of effort yourself you can ensure that your floors look pristine.
Just think of the price that you paid
for the flooring.
Cleaning your hard wood floor is a real essential job if you want to ensure
that your floor stays looking beautiful and pristine for as long as possible.
You may have spent several thousand pounds on your flooring and this can add
real value to the selling price of your home, well, providing you keep it
cleaned and looking good all year round.
Take care in your day to day life.
Hard wood floors can be sturdy, robust and long lasting but with some simple
care and attention you can ensure that they are kept looking wonderful. Ensure
that people do not wear shoes throughout your house and make sure that any
dirt, sand, or dried substances is brushed off of clothes or footwear before
they are worn in to your home. Dirt and other substances will accumulate on the
surface of your flooring and will build up over time, often without being
noticeable at first. You can sweep your floors daily using a bristled brush or
broom and then just simple use a lightweight vacuum to suck up the collected
Give your floors a deep down clean to
ensure that they sparkle throughout.
You can find specialist hard wood flooring cleaners and these will help to keep
your wood looking and feeling fantastic. These can take a few hours to apply
but by putting the effort in once every month or so you will have floors that
gleam, are free of dirt and are mess free throughout.
Remember that no floor should be past
If you have just purchased a home with hard wood floors or you have a home that
has been neglected then do not fret. Even very poorly maintained flooring may be able to be salvaged.
You can strip the polyurethane finish from the top of the wood, re-coat with
urethane, screen, re-coat and polish back to their original condition. This can
be quite an arduous time consuming task but this can be completed for under
£100 if you hire tools to help and put the man hours in yourself.
Alternatively you can sand down your floors before you varnish them and then
use some cleaner to bring them back to their original sparkle and finish.
Hard wood floors are expensive and as such they will need some maintenance and
tender loving care to keep them looking beautiful, however, with a small amount
of regular effort, a brush once a day and a treatment once a month you can
actively increase the longevity of your floors and get the best possible return
on your initial outlay.