Tips and Tricks for Your Wood Floors
Paramount Flooring believes in keeping your wood floors looking polished and beautiful for years to come. To help achieve this goal, we’ve put together some useful tips and tricks that you can implement at home to keep your wood floors in pristine condition.
What You’ll Need
To clean your floors, we recommend using:
- Microfiber Dusting Pad
- Vacuum or Broom
- Microfiber Cleaning Pad
- Hardwood Safe Cleaner
To avoid potential damage, do NOT use the following:
- Wet Mops
- Steam Mops
- Supermarket Oil Soaps, Waxes, and
- Straight or Diluted Ammonia or Alkaline Products
Deep Cleaning Your Floors
Dust and Debris – Remove dust and debris with a dry microfiber cloth, dusting pad, vacuum or broom. When using a vacuum, always turn off the beater bar.
Tough Spots – Get the tough stains out with a damp rag or cloth.
Mopping – If you choose to use a microfiber cleaning pad, first spray the chosen cleaning solution across the area you are about to clean. Begin mopping area until clean, making sure to swap out cleaning pad as needed. When your cleaning pad becomes dirty, clean with warm soapy water or throw in the washing machine.
Daily, Weekly, and As Needed Cleaning
Daily – For high traffic areas like hallways, kitchens, entryways and living rooms, daily cleaning is recommended. Make sure you are using a floor cleaner that best suits your coloring!
Right Away – Any spills or food debris should be cleaned up right away. Use a wet rag or paper towel. The longer you wait to clean stains and grime, the harder they are to remove.
As Needed – Lower traffic areas of your house can be cleaned less regularly.
Weekly – Weekly cleaning is recommended for high to mid-level traffic areas within your household. Spray and mop once per week as needed!