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4 Top Tips for Maintaining the Quality of Your Wooden Floors - Wiltshire Wood Flooring Supplies

4 Top Tips for Maintaining the Quality of Your Wooden Floors

, by Blue Bee, 2 min reading time

Protecting and caring for wooden floors should be an essential part of your regular cleaning routine. Many people choose wooden floors due to their robustness and durability – you don’t need to worry about staining if you spill or drop something on them.

Protecting and caring for wooden floors should be an essential part of your regular cleaning routine.

Many people choose wooden floors due to their robustness and durability  you don’t need to worry about staining if you spill or drop something on them. Despite their resilience, it is still essential to treat wooden floors as a long-term investment and clean them regularly to keep them looking new and fresh for years to come.

Luckily, this cleaning routine isn’t too laborious if you keep on top of it regularly and use the right method and products. View our cleaning products here.

Dry clean your floors daily

It is best practice to try and dry clean your floors daily by using a vacuum, scissor mop or soft broom to gently remove any dirt or grime. It is important to remove any abrasive particles of grit and dirt as, over time, they can build up and scratch your floors. Scratches can happen when grit or dirt get trapped under footwear, chair legs or other items that are moved across the floor regularly.

By using this very simple cleaning method regularly, you can ensure you are protecting your floors in a practical and cost-effective way.

Use Protectors

Whether it is a dining room chair or a heavy piano, furniture could be accidently damaging your wooden floors by causing scratches, markings, and discolouration. Floor protectors are an easy and affordable way to prevent damage from your furniture. You can either buy floor protectors or make your own using a thick felt.

Keep Your Matting Clean

If your property has an entrance mat, then it is very important to keep it clean to help maintain the quality of your wooden floors. If cleaned, effective matting can help reduce the amount of cleaning needed but if neglected, it can increase the amount of cleaning you need to do with dirt and grit building up in the mat. We advise that you wash your matting regularly, either in a machine or by using a wet and dry vacuum cleaner.

It is also important that your matting is large enough. Ideally, matting should allow for you to take two steps before reaching your wooden floor. If the mat is big enough, it will provide an effective barrier against dirt and moisture that otherwise could easily be walked into your property.

Sample A Small Area First

When trying a new floor cleaning product, it is always important to sample it first on a small area of your floor to ensure you are happy with the drying times and finish. It is essential to determine the finish of your wooden floors before applying any product. Using the wrong product on your floor could leave it covered in a residue and, in extreme cases, permanent damage.


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