Daily Hardwood Care
Hardwood flooring is not only one of the most beautiful flooring options on the market, but it's also one of the most durable! But that's not to say that some care and maintenance aren't required to ensure that your hardwood looks great. By setting up a care & maintenance routine for your hardwood, you can help to stave off the wear and tear that comes with time and ensure that your flooring maintains its beauty.
When it comes to hardwood care, the key is sweeping. By investing in a quality broom and putting it to use on a regular basis, you are actively helping to remove dirt and other debris that can scratch and otherwise harm your hardwood, while giving it a grungy look. How often you need to sweep will depend on the amount of foot traffic within the room in question, but plan on doing so every couple of days.
Encouraging guests to remove their shoes before entering your home could also prove helpful in maintaining your hardwood.
Dealing With Spills & Stains
Fortunately for homeowners, hardwood is a low-maintenance flooring option. This means that spills, stains, and other messes are, generally speaking, not major cause for concern when it comes to hardwood flooring. When and if a liquid accident occurs, the key is to wipe it up quickly to minimize damage to your hardwood and the flooring beneath. For solid spills, you can sweep those up with a broom fairly easily.
When in doubt on how to handle a mess, consult your manufacturer.