If there’s one thing that’s sure in the world of home improvement, it’s that hardwood can be hard work! It does an awesome job of making a home look beautiful, but requires a lot maintenance and care. This shouldn’t keep you from having your dream floors! We have some tips that will help make your hardwood floors stay looking new.

We have three words for our first tip. VACUUM VACUUM VACUUM. With hardwood floors it is really important to vacuum at least once a week. Dirt and grit will slowly, but surely, wear out the finish of your hardwood over time. When you vacuum, be sure to use a brush extension that will be gentle on the floors, or use a microfiber Swiffer broom. You don’t want to damage your hardwood in an attempt to keep them looking new!

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Our next tip sounds pretty obvious, but still worth mentioning! On warm sunny days it’s nice to have the windows open in the house. Just be sure to close them if there is any chance of rain. Water and hardwood floors are not best friends. Keep the two separate to make your life a lot easier!

 

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When it comes to maintenance, hair and flooring go hand in hand… right? Maybe not, but both definitely require some attention! be sure to not let one suffer at the hands of the other. When you use hairspray, be sure to wipe it up from your wood floors right away. The longer you wait the harder it will be to remove the sticky residue, and the more damage you will do to your floors when you clean it up. This goes for furniture polish as well!

 

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Our last tip is simple, but can really go a long way! Literally. When it comes to keeping your hardwood floors looking new, it’s best to invest in a long doormat. Having a longer doormat gives you some time to track and leave debris from outside on the mat and away from your beautiful hardwood floors.

These are just simple and easy tips on how to keep your hardwood floors looking like new! There are more extensive ways to clean and maintain hardwood floors. Maybe there will be a part II to this blog? Let us know if you have any tips on how to keep hardwood floors looking beautiful. We would love to hear them!