Bare foot woman walking across a wooden floor

How To Care For Your Wooden Floor

09 Feb 2022

Real wooden flooring can be a great addition to any home or business. However, if you’re going to make your new wooden flooring last for a long time and continue to look great, you’ll need to do a little bit of maintenance. 

In this article, we’re going to go through a few dos and don’ts when it comes to cleaning and performing maintenance on your wooden floors. By the end, you’ll be well on your way to keeping your wooden flooring looking great for a long, long time. 

Top Tips 

Clean Up Any Spills Quickly and Sweep Up Regularly

Our first tip to maintaining your floor is probably the most obvious. It may sound obvious, but cleaning up any spills quickly ensures that drinks and any other liquids don’t have time to seep into the wooden surfaces – where they can potentially discolour or warp them. 

Likewise, sweeping up regularly ensures that abrasive materials such as aggregates and other loose stones are off the floor. This means they can’t scrape against the wood and ruin the surface. At the same time it’s just nice to have a clean floor! 

Do Not Use Abrasive Cleaning Equipment 

In relation to the above, you should make sure not to use any abrasive cleaning equipment on your wooden floor. This material can gradually cause damage over time, meaning that after a while you may still find abrasions on your floor – even if you keep it clear of stones. 

Do Not Use Furniture Polish

Our next piece of advice for keeping your wooden flooring looking great is one you just have to read. Simply put, you want to make sure that you do not use furniture polish on the floor. Furniture polish is designed specifically for furniture and may prove to be abrasive when applied on real wooden flooring. Instead, you want to use proper floor wax or other appropriate material to clean your furniture.This material has been designed specifically for 

Take Off Dirty Footwear 

When entering your space, before stepping on your new wooden floor, make sure to take off any dirty footwear. Not only will this help to keep your floor free of aggregates, debris and other intrusive elements, it also means that your floor will have less overall traffic – which means that your floor will naturally last for much longer. 

Use Protector Pads on the Base of Your Furniture

Finally, protect your floor by adding protective pads to the base of your furniture. Adding these to the base of your furniture ensures that your furniture doesn’t scuff your floor when you place it or move it around. 

Contact Value Carpets and Flooring Today

Value Carpets and Flooring offer a range of products, including Carpets, Laminate flooring, and wood flooring in Erdington, Birmingham, and throughout the British midlands. 

For more information about our range of flooring and carpets, get in touch with Value Carpets and Flooring today.

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