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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

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    Hardwood floors get a lot of traffic in your home. Accordingly, they should be cleaned the most, especially if it's your kitchen or foyer, in which people walk in and out consistently. Here are some tips and tricks for making sure your hardwood floor stays clean and strong.


    1) Use area rugs in high traffic areas.

    2) Always remove spills promptly. While small drips of water may not harm the floor, be sure not to let excess amounts of water sit on the floor.

    3) Find out cleaning and care requirements for your specific floor from the manufacturer.

    4) Never drag furniture or other objects across a wood floor. Instead, clean the floor thoroughly to remove dust and grit, then use "gliding" furniture pads underneath the piece to aid sliding it across the floor.

    5) Install floor mats at each entrance so you don't track in dirt from the bottoms of shoes.

    6) Be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations to treat flooring scratches and dents. If an area of the finish is damaged by water, it may be difficult to fix it.

    7) Use furniture pads to place under table and chair legs and on the feet of dressers and armoires. They can be purchased at a local hardware store or home center.

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    9 Wonderful Comments

    1. Pingback: Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors | Reilly Painting Blog | Hardwood Floor Online

    2. Professional Hardwood Services says:

      It is good to know that we can have good-looking flooring for our homes and business establishments and maintain its quality for many years.
      Thank you for sharing such helpful tips.

    3. I see, thanks for that! Indeed very helpful for my bamboo hardwood flooring..

    4. It is really informative.

      I love hardwoods, and they’re the best choice for those with allergies. Enjoy your floors and good luck with the installation!
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    5. Pink says:

      Articles like this really grease the shafts of kolnwedge.

    6. When thinking of constructing or remodeling your home, seeing the big picture is fine but you can see small achievements if you plan what things to be don properly. From the floor to the walls and the roof, decide on what materials to be used and ask for a time-line from your contractor so you that you can see progress. The materials used for your flooring is very essential as it is one of the busiest parts of the home because of foot traffic and objects being moved from time to time. This is why knowing about the various parts of a home or building and their functions can be beneficial.

    7. When thinking about which type of flooring best suits your lifestyle, reading home improvement and interior design blogs can of great help for your decision-making process. As you learn the pros and cons of having concrete, wood or carpeted flooring, you will then figure out which is easier for you to clean and maintain. Thank for the tips.

    8. Aside from applying floor mats and furniture pads, carpeting the area where traffic happens can really be a good stuff to consider. Carpeting does not only offer a very distinct look, but can collect the prints and the dusts for you without letting these filth reach your good floor.

    9. Thank you for sharing these useful tips. I really love hardwood floors because of the very homey ambience it creates but I will have to admit that it is a little difficult to maintain compared to other flooring materials like tiles or concrete. It might require much work but the effort is all worth it when your floor is sparkling clean.

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