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Taking Care of New Wood Flooring

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by

A new wood floor can make a home appear larger while giving it a brighter look. Here are a few tips to care for your new wood flooring, provided by the experts at Unique Flooring in San Diego.

Dust

You don’t have to spend a lot of time with a vacuum cleaner since the floor doesn’t have carpeting. The best way to remove dust from your hardwood floor is to use a broom or duster to remove the dirt and debris from the surface. For a more thorough cleansing, use a damp rag or mop to pick up the excess dust and dirt.

Mop

Don’t use a lot of water on a new wood floor as it could seep between the cracks of the boards and warp the wood. Instead, lightly spray a cleaning product on the floor before going over it with a damp mop. If anything is spilled on the floor, you need to clean it immediately with the mop or cloth so the spill doesn’t settle into the wood. Avoid cleaning products with bleach as it may remove some of the color off the floor.

Additional Maintenance

One way to keep your wood floors clean is to put mats or rugs at the entrances. This will reduce the buildup of dirt and debris on your hardwood flooring. Further maintenance includes keeping your pet’s nails trimmed to prevent scratches and scuffs. Keep curtains closed as much as possible so sunlight doesn’t fade the color of the floor, and try not to wear high-heeled shoes on the floor as these can leave small dents in the wood.

For more tips on caring for your new hardwood floor or for information regarding different flooring options such as carpeting, tile, or laminate flooring, contact the informative staff at Unique Flooring at 760-945-0010. Our experienced team can help you find the flooring you need at an affordable price. Call us for your free in-home estimate today!

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