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Maintenance for Hardwood Flooring


Maintenance for Oregon City Hardwood Flooring

 A great benefit of Oregon City hardwood floors is they are fairly easy to maintain. Depending on the type and brand of Oregon City hardwood flooring you get, you may never have to refinish them. With the latest Oregon City hardwood flooring technologies out there, you now have the ability to spot repair your floors without having to sand down and refinish the entire thing.

Spills, muddy footprints and other common household messes are a much easier to clean up than with other flooring options such as carpet. A damp mop with a mild cleaner is all you really need.

Oregon City Hardwood Flooring Maintenance

Use doormats either inside or outside to help trap moisture and dirt. Rugs are great in front of sinks to catch water and also in high traffic areas to prevent scuffing. Also, place leg protector pads under all furniture to keep them from scratching your floor’s surface. If you have pets, you want to make sure their nails are trimmed regularly as they can cause damage to your flooring’s finish.

Constant direct sunlight can cause fading to floors over time. A good way to prevent this is to place area rugs in places that get a lot of sun during the day. You may also want to re-arrange you room’s furniture and rugs every so often so the floors will fade evenly over time.

Some important things you must avoid:

  • Harsh cleaners such as ammonia, acrylic finishes, bleach, abrasive cleaning soaps etc. (Stick to mild detergents or manufacturer recommended cleaners)
  • Liquids sitting on your Oregon City hardwood floors for any length of time
  • Using shoes with any hard edges like heal taps or athletic spikes
  • Using rubber, foam back or plastic doormats. They trap moisture and leave discolorations
  • Vacuums with hard heads or beater bars

How To Clean Oregon City Hardwood Floors

You should always follow manufacturer’s guidelines, but most Oregon City hardwood flooring surfaces have pretty much the same care needs. One huge rule of thumb to remember is water is the enemy to Oregon City hardwood floors.

Wipe up spills quickly and never let water sit on the floor’s surface. Use a Oregon City hardwood floor cleaner. This is typically just a mild detergent. Specific brands will sell cleaners designed for their floors. You should vacuum, dust or sweep about once a week to keep dirt and grime off your Oregon City hardwood floors.

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