Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home, but there needs to be some maintenance that happens weekly for them to continue to look beautiful. The good news is, a lot of the cleaning that needs to be done for them is relatively easy and quick, especially if you stay on top of it.

The team at Floor Expo know just how important it is that your wood floor looks great, which is why we are dedicating today’s blog to a few of the routine forms of maintenance that you should be doing to manage your floors. Let’s get started.

Sweep Regularly

Regularly sweeping your floors is essential for keeping them clean, but also for ensuring that they look great for years to come. The dirt and debris that makes its way in on the bottom of our shoes are usually what dirties up the floor, but you also have to worry about food and other messes that are sure to happen on the inside of your home. By sweeping your floors regularly, you drastically reduce the mess that is on your floors, but you also keep any damage from happening. You would be surprised just how often a small rock can lead to some serious damage on hardwood floors.

Mopping

Sweeping can help with a majority of the mess that you’re going to see on your hardwood floors, but it’s not enough to completely clean them. Certain messes call for a bucket and a mop to thoroughly clean the mess, but mopping is also something that you should do regularly to ensure your floors remain in good condition. Whether it’s mud that was tracked inside, juice that got spilled on the floor, or you’re merely mopping the floors to give them that deep cleaning that they need, you are doing so much good by spending the little bit of extra time on getting those floors clean.

Treat Your Hardwood

The last thing that you can do to really care for your floors is to treat them. Depending on the type of wood used for your hardwood floors and the amount of use that they’re getting, you may need to treat them more often than others. Areas of the home that are high in traffic are sure to need treatment a little more than other parts of the house. Once you’ve swept and mopped, give the floors some time to dry and then treat them. The good news is, this isn’t something that you need to do often — once a month should suffice.

Let Floor Expo Refinish Them

Even the floors that get maintained for the entirety of their life will eventually need to be refinished. With as much use as hardwood floors get, there will inevitably be scratches and marks on your floors that no amount of cleaning can handle. Whether you are wanting our team to go and refinish the floors for you or you would like to learn more about the process of installing new hardwood floors in your home, the team at Floor Expo can help. Reach out to our team, and we would be more than happy to provide you with a free design consultation!