How to Clean Wood Floors

The warm beauty glowing from your new hardwood flooring can be breathtaking. After it is first installed, you may even be tempted to ask people to not walk on your floor! Lucky for you, wood is a flooring material that is extremely durable and is an investment that will still be in your home for the next century.

It’s important to know how to clean wood floors. Maintenance of hardwood flooring is easy and will be one of the features you will love most about your wood floors.

Proper care of hardwood flooring will help keep floor scratches to a minimum and the glowing warmth everlasting:

Use felt contacts and floor pads for furniture.

Place rugs in high traffic areas across your hardwood floors.

Sweep your floor regularly. I personally like the Swiffer because it gets every little piece of dust. Dirt build-up can be abrasive to your hardwood flooring.

It is safe to vacuum wood floors, but use a vacuum without a beater bar (which can damage the finish).

Mop with a spray solution designed for hardwood floors (available at Enterprise Wood Products). Never use a bucket of water to mop your hardwood floor—a fine mist is all it needs.

Wipe up any water or liquid spills on your wood flooring as soon as you see it.

Keep dog nails trimmed as they may scratch the finish by running through the house.

If you care for your hardwood floors properly they last literally over a century. The joy of quality hardwood flooring is that you can have them refinished several times if they get scuffed beyond what you consider character.

Learn more about common wood floor maintenance questions (by Hardwood Floors Magazine.) Call us at Enterprise Wood Products (715-369-5700) for more information about hardwood flooring and/or quality wood flooring cleaning products.