When it comes to quality hardwood flooring, West Palm Beach, FL homeowners and business owners come to Quantum Floors first. As they do, we are often asked questions about wood floors and their maintenance. One of the most common questions we hear asked is how to keep wood flooring looking new over long periods of time. Here are the answers we give those customers:
The good news, right off the bat, is that cleaning and maintaining engineered hardwood flooring is a snap. These flooring systems were designed with easy care in mind, but to be fair and honest, all wood floors need to be cleaned regularly, and there is a reason for that.
Dirt, debris, and any small, hard particles that are on your wood flooring can cause scratching if stepped on. The way to avoid those problems is to simply sweep, dust mop or vacuum with the beater bar switched off, to remove that dirt and debris.
It must be noted that even the best hardwood flooring West Palm Beach, FL has to offer dislikes water. For this reason, you should not wet mop your flooring or use a steam cleaning machine, as both of these cause moisture to get onto your wood flooring.
A really great tip for those with wood floors is to use throw rugs at the entrance to the space where your wood floors are located. Throw rugs are good for grabbing dirt before it can be carried into the room on the bottom of shoes. However, you should avoid using any rugs that have rubber backings, as this may cause discoloration on your wood floor. There are, in fact, special rugs you can purchase that can be used on all types of hardwood flooring that West Palm Beach FL has in its homes and businesses.
While most quality engineered wood flooring is tough and durable, you still want to be careful about the shoes worn while walking on these floors. Avoid high-heels that have very pointed heels; avoid sports shoes that have cleats; and avoid wearing work boots that have mud caked on the bottom.
Finally, make sure you use a quality wood flooring cleaner (ask us about which is best for your flooring) to keep your new flooring looking bright and new. Note: make certain that you only use the recommended cleaner for your brand of flooring, as using something else may actually damage the finish on your floor.
If you would like to know more about keeping your wood floors looking great, stop by one of our showrooms. Quantum Floors is located in Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Both locations have the best hardwood flooring West Palm Beach, FL can get today.