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How to Maintain Hardwood Floors to Keep Them in Good Condition

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You just got your brand new hardwood floors! How exciting! Hardwood floors are quite the investment after all. But after the initial excitement wears off, an important question pops into your mind: how do you maintain your hardwood floor to keep it in good condition. That is a very good question. As a company providing hardwood floor installation Evanston has trusted for many years, we are happy to offer up some tips to help keep your hardwood floor in prime condition for many years.


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Vacuum and sweep regularly to avoid the buildup of dirt and grit that ultimately lead to scratches. It you have pets, trim their nails regularly. That way, they won’t scratch your floor. Be sure to wipe up spills as soon as they happen. This will avoid water damage and the possibility of warped or damaged boards. Consider placing doormats near entryways to mitigate the flow of dirt that gets tracked in on shoes. Pads on the feet of furniture can help eliminate scratches or dents on your floor. Ask your hardwood floor contractor what products they recommend for cleaning or polishing! This will ensure that you choose a product that will not damage your floors finish. In general, it is recommended that you do not use water and vinegar, wax, or steam to clean your hardwood floor. Vinegar and water can dull the floor’s finish. Wax can leave a residue. Steam cleaning exposes your hardwood floor to unnecessary heat and water which can lead to damage.