How to Maintain Real Wood Flooring

Are you wondering how to clean real wood floors? After taking the time to choose the perfect flooring for your home, spend the time need to maintain it!

A well-looked after real wood floor can completely change your home! To make sure it looks it’s best for the most amount of time, take the steps necessary to care for it. After spending so many years providing quality carpets and flooring to a variety of different households, we know it can be easy to overlook flooring maintenance. Also, we know it can be a struggle to find a flooring care routine that works for you! Pay a visit to our carpets Glasgow based team in Clydebank, and we will provide all the information needed.

How to Clean Real Wood Floors – Joe Walker’s Flooring Advice

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We can help you choose and maintain your real wood flooring!


Too much water on hardwood flooring can damage it. So, before mopping, make sure your mop has been wrung out completely and all the excess is away from your new wood flooring! Use a floor cleaning solution that is specific for wooden floors, as this is the best way to enhance it’s finish. It is not a good idea to use vinegar; despite what the cleaning blogs say. It is much more beneficial to use something soap-based or a steam cleaner on a real wooden floor. Using a remedy based on poor guidance will result in leaving the floor with a damaged finish, residue and a dull appearance.


Lightly cleaning your wooden floors will not cause any damage. Though if you allow dust to accumulate between the grooves, you will need to use a vacuum to remove it! Light cleaning of your wooden flooring should be a regular thing! Wooden floors can be scratched easily, so it is necessary to be mindful and carefully clean your floor.

Removing Stains and Marks

If you have stained or have marked the floor in some way, you can tackle the problem in a number of ways. In the case of oily stains; use a soft cloth with washing up liquid to break it up, with regular rinsing the stain should disappear quickly. For scuff marks; use a damp cloth with baking soda and for anything darker, invest in wax appropriate to use on real wood.

At Joe Walker’s Flooring, we like to make sure that our customers are provided with regular updates about flooring care or news. Look at our last post to learn more about the most child-friendly flooring.

Listen to our expert advice and trust Joe Walker when choosing your flooring. 


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    We are located at 33 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Visit our showroom to experience the finest flooring Glasgow can offer.

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

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