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How to Thoroughly Clean Hardwood Floors

deep cleaning hardwood floors

Keeping your hardwood floors clean is crucial for keeping them looking their best for decades.

Today we are going to focus on how to deep clean your hardwood floors, rather than a simple surface clean. The goal with a deep clean is to try and get your floors as close to brand new as possible, by removing heavy dirt buildup beyond the surface level.

Benefits of Cleaning your Hardwood Floors

Sometimes a normal clean doesn't get the job done, and a deep clean is necessary to remove dirt and grime that builds up over time. A deep clean can provide your hardwood floors with extra protection by removing all of the harmful particles that could potentially ruin your floors finish over time.

Removing all of the dirt and dust buildup in your floors will also improve the air quality in your home, letting you breath a bit easier knowing the air is clean.

Step-by-Step Guide for Deep Cleaning Hardwood Floors

  1. The first step to deep cleaning your hardwood floors is to get rid of surface dust with a dry mop, broom or hardwood safe vacuum. Make sure you clean in the direction of the floorboards.

  2. Next, mop the hardwood with an effective microfiber pad and mop to get rid of dirt that can be left behind when dusting. Limit the amount of liquid you use to mop since excess liquid can damage your hardwood floor.

  3. The third step is to get in between the floorboards with a putty knife or vacuum to eliminate problem areas with stains.

  4. The last step is to mop floors in the direction of the boards with your deep cleaning product. Trying to deep clean and entire floor with a single mop pad won’t get the clean you want, so be sure to change it out often.

Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home, but they require regular care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. A deep clean is the perfect way to get your floors shining again, and it’s easier than you might think! All you need is some basic equipment and supplies. Contact us today to refinish your old hardwood floors or install new ones in your home – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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