La Grange Edition: Mastering Art of Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Preserving the Beauty – Signs Your Hardwood Floors Need Re-Protecting

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Hardwood floors add a timeless and elegant touch to any home, but they need regular care to maintain their beauty. Proper cleaning is crucial to prevent dirt and grime buildup, which can damage the floors over time. Here are some tips to help you clean your hardwood floors effectively and determine if they need to be protected again.

Begin by sweeping or vacuuming the floor to eliminate loose dirt and debris. Use a soft-bristle broom or a vacuum with a floor brush attachment to prevent scratching the wood’s surface. Next, mop the floor with a damp or hardwood floor cleaner. Avoid using excess water, which can seep into the wood and cause damage. Instead, wring out the mop thoroughly and use a gentle touch.

After cleaning, inspect the floor for signs of wear and tear. If the finish appears dull or worn, it might be time to reapply a protective finish. You can check this by applying a few drops of water to the floor. If the water beads up, the finish is still intact. If it soaks into the wood, it’s time to refinish.

To protect your hardwood floors, consider applying a new coat of finish every few years or as needed. This will help maintain their beauty and durability for years to come.

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