Tips for cleaning hardwood floors
Now that you have those beautiful hardwood floors you always wanted you have start thinking about maintaining your flooring. Cleaning hardwood floors & flooring atlanta is part of the maintenance process. One important point about cleaning hardwood floors is that you must know what the finishing is. If you don’t know you can always ask the experts at Mr Hardwood flooring Atlanta. They are the local flooring experts in Acworth, Atlanta, Kennesaw, Marietta and Woodstock GA.
However you can sweep or vacuum your floors without damaging the finish. The first step will be to sweep the flooring with a soft bristle broom or to vacuum them. This will remove basic dust and dirt. Beyond sweeping you really need to know the type of finishing involved. For example floors that are sealed with a poly acrylic coating are water and stain resistant and are relatively easy to clean. Most modern floors are sealed with water and stain resistant coatings. However older floors could have a wax or varnish finish or even have no finishing at all. In the case of pre-finished floors each plank is coated individually and this could leave vulnerable unsealed cracks between the boards.
Apart from sweeping and vacuuming you should only clean hardwood flooring when it is necessary. Site finished hardwood floors can be cleaned with a recommended agent such as a ph.-neutral water soluble cleaner. Your hardwood installer or expert will also be able to advise you regarding suitable cleaning agents. Flooring Atlanta Floors that are not site finished are best cleaned with distilled water and a mop. Challenging spots can be cleaned using a dash of mineral spirits.
Never use bleach or any other abrasive agent to clean hardwood floors. They will damage your flooring and could even pose issues with your warranty. If you are unsure it is always a good idea to speak to the experts at Mr Hardwood inc.
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