Are you looking for cleaning and maintenance tips for wood floors sealed and finished with a clear protective coating such as polyurethane or factory pre-finished UV coatings?
General cleaning of wood floor is recommended once every 1-2 weeks. While Hoffman Carpet Cleaning offers hardwood floor cleaning services in the Capital District, NY – many homeowners and commercial offices choose to care for their own floors between commercial cleanings. There are many products on the market and it is hard to know which recent product, or old wives tale is the best to maintain that clean feeling between scheduled professional cleanings. For the easiest maintenance of your wood floor, we recommend a Hardwood Floor Cleaning Kit. Most kits contain a specially designed mop, a Hardwood Floor Cleaning Solution, and a washable microfiber cloth mop cover.
1. Vacuum or sweep: Always vacuum or sweep to remove dirt and any grit prior to cleaning your wood floors.
2. Spray: Lightly mist a 6′ x 6′ area of your wood floor, or directly mist the mop’s microfiber cloth cover.
3. Wipe: Using a back and forth motion, clean the floor surfaces with your mop or clean microfiber cloth until completely dry. Finish an area before moving on to the next. The mop’s low profile and easy-to-maneuver swivel-head makes it a perfect cleaning tool for hard-to-reach areas such as under furniture and cabinets, around doors, or in tight corners. When your microfiber cloth cover becomes soiled, replace it with a clean one. Continued use of excessively soiled covers may cause streaking. Most of the microfiber cloths in today’s market are reusable. Simply wash and dry them as you would any towel. When a spill occurs, soak up the liquid promptly. mist the affected area with Hardwood Floor Cleaner and wipe with a mop or a clean, soft cloth.
Keep your floor clean! Grit tracked in under your feet ruins the surface of wood floors, and any other flooring material, faster than anything else. No grit, no damage.
To help maintain your floor, do the following:
Avoid the following with wood floors: