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5 Top Tips for Making Your Hardwood Floors Shine

There are so many great reasons to invest in hardwood flooring. For a start, it looks wonderfully elegant and stylish. A high quality wood floor speaks of wealth, sophistication, stately homes, and the finest in interior design. It is durable, timeless, and top of the list when it comes to dream renovations. So, you might be surprised to find that it is more affordable now than ever before.

At the moment, hardwood is all the rage, so get down to your nearest showroom and start browsing for a beautiful wood floor in Aldershot today. If you are going to invest in this wonder material, however, you should also swot up on how to maintain it. It is true that wood flooring can last a very long time, but only if it is cared for correctly. To keep it in tip top condition, you need to give it a little love from time to time.

To find out more about the best ways to keep a hardwood floor looking shiny and healthy, read this guide to the top five cleaning tips.

Sweep Gently Every Day

Once you have found the perfect wood floor in Aldershot and had it installed by a professional fitter, you are going to want to protect it from dirt and grime. This should not be too difficult or take up too much time. To get rid of pesky dust and dirt which accumulates on the surface, take a soft bristled broom (never use a hard broom!) and sweep thoroughly, but gently. Following this, run over the surface of the hardwood with a regular dust mop. This tiny little bit of maintenance will keep the finish looking shiny for longer.

Avoid Adding Water to Spills

The last thing that you want to do is add extra water to a leak or spill, whether your hardwood floor is in the kitchen, the lounge, or the hallway. In fact, you should all that you can to avoid exposing the surface to moisture, because it can seep into the cracks and harm the wood. So, if you do spill something, use a mop which is only very slightly damp to clean it up.

Use PH Neutral Cleaning Products

It is a common misconception that hardwood floors benefit from cleaning with a dab of vinegar. This is not true, so do not fall prey to a myth which could damage the finish. When looking for appropriate cleaning products, try to stick to PH neutral ingredients; nothing too acidic or too alkaline. For example, oil soap is a useful cleaning material for wood flooring. You can, of course, ask a sales representative for advice when browsing for a wood floor in Aldershot.

Cover High Traffic Areas with Rugs

You might want to think about protecting high traffic areas with attractive rugs and floor throws. These are widely available and come in an endless variety of designs, sizes, colours, patterns, thicknesses, and weaves. They are, essentially, just like a mini carpet, but one which can be moved around and easily lifted for cleaning. It might seem like a bit of a shame to cover up that beautiful hardwood with a rug, but it will give the surface some fortification against dirt, grime, moisture, pets, children, and more.

Add Felt Patches to Furniture

To really keep your hardwood floor shiny and free from scratches, pick up a couple of sheets of regular felt. You can cut this felt into little patches and stick it to the bottom of furniture

Posted by customer-service on February 19, 2016

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