Wood Flooring: Maintaining and Extending their Lifespan with Regular Cleaning
Wood floors are a beautiful and durable flooring option for any home or business, and regular cleaning can help to maintain this beauty and extend their longevity. Our cleaning experts can keep your floors looking as fresh and clean as the day they were installed. Just recently, Sound Cleaning Resources finished cleaning the wood floors in a downtown Seattle condominium and the results speak for themselves. Another satisfied customer!
In this blog post we will provide some basic tips for how to clean and maintain your wood floors as well as reasons why you should keep Sound Cleaning Resources in mind to help with your own cleaning.
The Cleaning Process: Cleaning wood floors is a relatively simple process, but some care is required to avoid damaging the finish. First, loose dirt and debris is removed using a soft-bristled broom or a vacuum cleaner with a hard-floor attachment. When vacuuming, avoid using a beater bar attachment as these can scratch the surface of the floor. After debris is removed, use a damp mop or microfiber cloth to clean the floors. Commercial wood floor cleaner can be used, or you can make your own by mixing one part vinegar with ten parts water. Avoid using too much water, as this can damage the floor’s finish, and make sure to wring out the mop or cloth thoroughly before cleaning the floor. After the cleaning, use a dry mop or cloth to remove any excess moisture and be careful to avoid leaving any standing water on the floor, as this can lead to the wood warping or buckling.
The Benefits of Professional Cleaning: While cleaning wood flooring isn’t particularly difficult, it can prove to be both time-consuming and require a degree of skill. Professional cleaners provide the experience and expertise needed to deep clean wood floors thoroughly, removing dirt and grime without damaging the floor’s finish. They also bring the added benefit of specialized equipment like floor buffers and steam cleaners to further deep clean wood floors and remove stubborn stains and dirt. Regular cleaning and maintenance by a professional cleaner can extend the lifespan of your wood floors, helping you to avoid costly repairs or replacements down the line while saving you time and effort in the process.
Sound Cleaning Can Help: Wood flooring is gorgeous and long-lasting, but the wear-and-tear of the Pacific Northwest further increases the need for regular cleaning and maintenance to maintain their beauty and durability for years to come. Sound Cleaning’s team of experienced professional cleaners have the equipment and expertise needed to clean your wood floors efficiently and effectively, freeing up your time and ensuring your floors are maintained to the highest standard.
Sound Cleaning Resources is always available to help! Reach out today to receive a free quote on your wood floor cleaning and let us keep your floors looking amazing for longer.