How to Care for Your Hardwood Floors



Date Posted: 08/25/2020

We all love the unique and beautiful look of hardwood floors. Hardwood is one of the oldest flooring materials available, and it seems to still be one of the top choices for flooring in homes and businesses. Because there is such a large variety of wood types with different colors and grain patterns, there are plenty of options to choose from.

One of the best benefits of having hardwood floors is that they can easily be repaired, cleaned, and maintained. Hardwood floors will inevitably get scraped, scratched, and scuffed over time. But, what can you do now to take care of them and keep them looking new?

Here are some great tips for taking care of your hardwood floors:


Start with doormats

It’s amazing what your family and visitors can bring into your home before they wipe their feet. It’s helpful to keep your floors clean by placing several doormats at any entrance of your home. This will help keep dirt at bay and limit the amount of debris that can cause scratching.


hardwood flooring with white doormat 


Ask guests to remove their shoes

It can be smart to remove shoes when coming inside so the grime, germs, and dirt from outside don’t get tracked inside. Shoes like heels and sports cleats should also be checked at the door for further protection.


Clean them properly

Regularly sweeping with a broom and duster is great for picking up first, dust, and pet hair. If you decide to use a vacuum for a quick clean on your hardwood floors, make sure you are not using a vacuum with a beater bar attachment. This attachment can scratch the wood floor’s finish very easily.

With so many different cleaning products on the market, you may be unsure about the best floor cleaner for your hardwood. It’s important that you choose a product that is made for cleaning wood flooring. You don’t want to use vinyl or tile floor cleaning products because these can actually damage your floors.


fluffy white duster sweeping on hardwood floors 


Invest in good flooring

All hardwood floors are not created equal. Investing in quality hardwood for your flooring can help make a huge difference in the amount of time they stay looking fresh and how long they last. Whether you’re looking for real wood or luxury plank vinyl flooring, Surfaces PCB has you covered. Surfaces PCB offers unique and exclusive wood options, including Amish wood, that can enhance the look of your room and create an impression with the space like nothing else.


For more information about how to care for your hardwood floors, schedule a consultation with our design team, or make an appointment to stop by our 12,000 square foot Panama City Beach showroom, contact us today!

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