Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Wooden Floor

For centuries stylish wooden floors have always been the top choice when choosing material for your flooring. Not only do the wooden floors look beautiful, but they also come in many different styles and colors to match the texture of your interior.

But different seasons bring different problems for your polished wooden floor, and cleaning and caring for them becomes a great deal, right? No need to stress anymore, we are here to help.

Below is a list of some pro tips on wooden floor care. Let’s get straight into it!

1. Let Your Wooden Floor Shine!

Common question: how to keep your wooden floor shiny? It’s easy. Sweeping your floor regularly would do the job and clean off all the dust that sits on your floor surface every day.

Clean your floor daily with a soft bristle brush, gently but effectively. Don’t use a brush with hard bristles as it might leave scratches over your wooden floor that would look ugly.

2. No Wishy-Washy

Little moisture is good but pouring a bucket of water over your wooden floor to wash is a bad idea. Instead, use a damp cloth with a cleaning solution or microfiber and mop at least once a week. Remember to use your sweeping brush to clean off the dirt first, then spray the cleaning solution and wipe it with a mop.

Similarly, do not let the spill stay on your floor even for a few minutes. First, wood will absorb the water and cause damage. Second, the liquid will leave permanent stains on your wood floor.

3. Go for Protector Pads

Wooden floor care sometimes may feel daunting to some of you but protector pads make the job easy for you. You can install these pads in almost every corner of your house without worrying about scratches and scuffs.

Put the protector pads under your heavy furniture and they will act as a barrier between your wooden floor and furniture. The good news is these protector pads come in different shapes and sizes so you can buy one according to your unique needs.

4. Be Careful with Heavy Items

The best wood floor care practice is to stop dragging heavy furniture items on your wooden floor. For instance, dragging a toy basket full of toys or a laundry basket will leave scratches and marks on your wood flooring.

So, lift and carry the heavy items and put them gently on the floor to prevent scratches, dents, and marks on the wood.

5. Do Not Use a Steam Mop

Steam mop and wooden floor can’t go hand in hand; they may cause severe damage to your wooden floor as steam gets into the wood and causes it to swell. It ultimately leads to deforming and discolored of your wooden floor. Better to say no to steam mops. 

6. Best Wooden Floor Care

For good wooden floor care, follow the below instructions;

  1. Do not come in with your dirty footwear on your wood floor. Because with dust particles, your footwear might contain small pieces of girt that will scratch the floor.
  2. Do not use furniture polish on your wooden floor as your floor becomes slippery and hard to walk on.

Wrap up

Caring for your wooden floor is not as difficult as it may seem. Simply sweeping every day and cleaning once a week will do the job. For the care part, following the advice above will make your wooden floor last for years. You may want to browse a range of high-quality flooring offered by Joe Walker’s Flooring: click here to see.


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    We stock laminate flooring, vinyl tiles, luxury vinyl tiles, Karndean and Real Wood Flooring.

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