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Best Methods for Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors

We understand that your hardwood floors were an investment—which is why they are worth taking care of. If you want your wood floors to last a lifetime, you need to perform routine maintenance! With your busy schedule, everyday cleaning can become tough—but don’t let maintenance get pushed to the backburner! Lucky for you, you can keep your wood floor looking as good as new with a few simple tips. You can rely on Elegant Floor Services to handle the bigger maintenance tasks, but we’ve compiled a list that will help keep your hardwood floors in tip top shape.

Keep your Northern Virginia area home’s hardwood floors looking like new by scheduling hardwood maintenance or refinishing with Elegant Floor Services. Contact us online for a FREE consultation.

4 Tips for Hardwood Floor Maintenance

As a homeowner, you want your floors to look like new for many years. But in order for this to happen, you need to partake in regular hardwood floor cleaning and maintenance. The flooring experts at Elegant Floor Services have put together some tips to help keep your home’s wood floors looking like new.

  • Vacuum regularly – You should be vacuuming your home’s hardwood floors on a weekly basis. Do you know why you need to do it that often? Underfoot, the fine grit in dust is just like sandpaper and will slowly but surely wear through your wood floor’s finish! This is obviously not something you want to subject your beautiful hardwood to.
  • Remove residue – Keep a no-wax wood floor cleaner on hand so you can reach it in a moment’s notice. If someone spills something or dirt is drug through your home, use the wood floor clean to wipe up the residue leftover from the spill or dirt.
  • Minimize exposure to water – Although water is commonly known as a culprit that can damage your floors, it is often forgotten about in the most crucial moments. Water can not only ruin the finish on a hardwood floor but can penetrate deep into the wood and stain it! When rain is in the forecast keep your windows closed and remove wet articles of clothing before walking through the house.
  • Use doormats – Although many homeowners opt to have rugs in the entryways or highly trafficked areas for aesthetic purposes, they don’t realize they are actually helping to maintain their hardwood floor’s beauty! Water can not only ruin the finish on a hardwood floor but can penetrate deep into the wood and stain it, so protecting the floor with an area rug an minimize the wear and tear on your home’s hardwood flooring.

For additional tips, check out our infographic that demonstrates how you can protect your home’s hardwood floors in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC!

Hardwood Floor Maintenance in DC, MD & VA

If you don’t have time (or just don’t want to deal with) maintaining your wood floors yourself, that’s fine—we’re here to take care of all your hardwood floor maintenance needs. Let us take the weight off your shoulders and do what we do best. (But we still recommend that you follow the advice we provided above!) We promise that no matter what shape your floors are in today, we can get (or keep) them looking as good as new.

To schedule hardwood floor maintenance throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, contact us online or give us a call at 800-417-3172!