Wood flooring is an investment. Although caring for your hardwood floor is relatively simple, it is still possible to damage your floor either through improper cleaning or through wear and tear. Follow these simple tips to help keep your floor looking new for longer.
Wooden floors don’t need washing every day, but they will need to be swept regularly. Use a soft-bristled brush or a dry microfibre mop to gather up dust and grit and remove it from the floor.
When it does need a wash, there’s no need to buy special cleaners. Just use a small amount of floor cleaner. Be careful not to put too much water on the floor. For more advice on cleaning your solid wood flooring, read this article from Good Housekeeping: https://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/institute/household-advice/cleaning-tips/keep-your-floors-sparkling-clean/.
Reputable suppliers such as https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.ie/solid-wood-flooring.html will be happy to advise you on this.
Have a doormat by each door that leads to the outside. The microfibre kind that traps dirt and grit from the shoes is the best because it is small particles which could take the finish off your floor. The same is also true of high-traffic areas – just as you would with carpet, put down a rug to protect your floor. When you lay a rug or runner, make sure that you secure it in place to avoid having slipping or tripping hazards on your polished floor.
Wooden flooring makes a stunning addition to any home and with some care will last for years.