When it comes to hardwood, maintenance is key - especially here in Austin. For many homeowners, having hardwood installed is one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make in their homes. Below, the experts at Designer Showroom Of Texas have outlined the steps to keeping your hardwood looking like new for generations.
Immediate Priorities for Hardwood Maintenance
Unfortunately, spills and accidents on hardwood are inevitable no matter how hard we try to avoid them. Be sure to clean up spilled liquids like coffee and wine immediately, as these can easily stain or etch your hardwood. Water spots can also warp your hardwood over time, so wipe those up as well.
Shoes and heels aren’t very friendly to hardwood as they can scuff or dent your flooring over time. Instituting a “no shoes” policy is a smart step to protect your hardwood.
It’s pivotal to have a quick daily routine for hardwood care. Either sweeping or dry mopping are great ways to catch the large bits of dirt and dust that can get tracked in. If left on the surface, dust can gradually scratch your hardwood.
Weekly to Bi-Weekly Cleaning Hardwood
Sweeping doesn’t catch everything, however. That’s why we recommend that you vacuum your hardwood at least twice a month. Vacuuming catches the grit and dust that settles into your hardwood. We recommend using a brush or broom attachment for a gentle and thorough clean. If you don’t have those attachments, just your vacuum with the rotating bristle function turned off to prevent damage to your hardwood.
For a free consultation please visit our showroom Designer Showroom of Texas 3841 Ranch Rd 620 S Suite A, Austin, TX 78738.
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