As time passes, it can be easy to overlook the care and maintenance of your premium flooring. After all, you paid a lot of money for it and it looks good, so why bother? The truth is, the quality of your flooring can be compromised if you don’t take the necessary steps to regularly clean and protect it. Regular maintenance of your flooring can keep it looking new and extend the life of your investment. Here are seven tips for cleaning and protecting your premium flooring so that it continues to look great for years to come.
Vacuum and dust regularly
The best way to maintain a clean floor is to vacuum and dust regularly. Vacuuming with a soft bristle brush attachment and an upholstery attachment, plus a rotary hard floor attachment, will help you get in between, around and underneath your flooring. Regularly dusting and wiping up stains and spills will help keep your floor clean and free of dust, which can scratch the surface of your flooring. Be sure to use a clean, non-scratching rag or microfiber cleaning cloth when wiping up spills and messes.
Use the right cleaning tools and products
When you deep clean your flooring, you’ll need the right cleaning tools and products. There are many options when it comes to cleaning products, so be sure to choose one designed to clean hardwood and other premium flooring types. Avoid using soapy water and vinegar-based cleaning agents, as they can leave a residue that can cause damage to your flooring. In addition to cleaning products, you’ll also need the right tools for the job. You’ll want to use a quality mop and bucket system, with a cleaning solution specifically designed for your flooring. Avoid wringing out the mop, as it can damage the wood. It is best to ask your distributor about the cleaning process.
Deep clean periodically
Depending on the type of flooring you have, you may want to deep clean it periodically. For example, if you have engineered hardwood flooring, you may want to clean the floor every six months, while hardwood flooring may only need to be cleaned every two years. This will help remove any dirt and grime that has built up in the flooring over time, and prevent it from causing any damage. When cleaning your flooring, you’ll want to make sure the cleaning solution is not too strong or harsh. You do not want to damage the finish of your flooring, so be sure to follow the cleaning directions of your specific flooring type.
Take care of spills and stains immediately
You’ll want to clean up spills and stains as soon as possible. For example, if you have a coffee or soda spill, blot it up with a clean sponge or cloth and then immediately clean it with a clean sponge or cloth and water. You may need to use a little bit of soap to clean the spill. Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean up the spill, as they can damage your flooring. Spills like wine and ink stains should be cleaned up immediately as well. If you don’t clean the stain immediately, it can seep into the wood and become very difficult to remove. To clean the spill, you’ll want to use a dry, lint-free cloth, as water can stain the wood. You may want to dab a little bit of alcohol on the stain, which can help remove the stain.
Protect from sun damage
If your flooring is exposed to sunlight, be sure to protect it from the damaging properties of UV rays. You can do this by applying a protective finish to your flooring. This will help keep your floor from fading and discoloring over time.
Avoid using harsh chemicals
Hardwood flooring, as well as most other types of premium flooring, is susceptible to water damage. This is especially true if you are cleaning your flooring with harsh chemicals. When cleaning your flooring, make sure you are using water and mild soap to avoid water damage. Hardwood flooring, as well as many other types of premium flooring, is susceptible to water damage. This is especially true if you are cleaning your flooring with harsh chemicals. When cleaning your flooring, make sure you are using water and mild soap to avoid water damage.
Protect from wear and tear
Lastly, you’ll want to protect your flooring from wear and tear. You can do this by keeping small objects off the floor, such as toys, and vacuuming regularly.
Cleaning and protecting your premium flooring can be a bit of a hassle, but it’s important to keep your floor in good condition. With these seven tips, you’ll be able to keep your flooring clean, stain-free, and protected from sun damage. With premium flooring, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful, long-lasting floor for years to come.