There’s nothing like the natural beauty and warmth of hardwood floors. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest using tips to keep your floors looking flawless.

Protect them:

  • Avoid walking on your hardwood floors in high heels as this can easily damage the surface.
  • Place felt pads on the bottom of your furniture to avoid scratching your hardwood floors.
  • Use a doormat to keep dirt and salt off your wooden floors. Road salt particles embedded in the soles of your shoes can result in scratching.

Baby them:

  • Keep your thermostat between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with a 30 to 50 percent humidity level year round. This will help reduce the risk of wooden floor planks buckling or gapping. Any drastic and prolonged changes in temperature can have a negative effect on your hardwood floor.

Clean them:

  • Maintain your hardwood floors by sweeping or vacuuming them weekly. Make sure to use the correct vacuum attachment when cleaning your hardwood floors.
  • Damp-mop your floors every other week using warm water. Make sure to buff them dry as you go. Never wet-mop or use floor polish to clean your hardwood floors.

Revive them:

  • If you notice a small scratch on your hardwood floor, don’t panic! The meat of a walnut is all you need! Rub the walnut meat along the scratch and then wipe the surface using a microfibre cloth. The natural oil in the walnut will help repair the wood.
  • After seven to ten years of foot and pet traffic on your hardwood floors, call the experts to give your floors a good sanding and refinishing.