Wood Floor Cleaning
Wood floors bring a beautiful, warm and earthy look to your home. They are not just durable, but their use can be guaranteed for decades! Though they look pretty tough, they are delicate and are susceptible to scuffs and scratches. Like regular floor surfaces, wooden floors can accumulate dirt and grime and thus, require specialized cleaning. It is important to know the type of hard wood and floor finishing. Is it a sound or unsound; waterproof or penetrating finishing?
Laminate wood-look floor: The surface resembles hardwood but consists of a layer of melamine resin over a fiberboard.
Engineered wood floor: These are thin hardwood plies that are glued together and grains stacked in different directions with a sanded thicker layer of hardwood refinished overtime.
Solid floor: These are planks of hardwood (maple, walnut, teak, oak, ash) which are either treated with wood stain or left naturally.
Suitable cleaning methods and agents are dependent on the type of hardwood and finishing. Choosing the wrong cleaning method and agent can result in unfavorable outcomes and unplanned expenditures.
Proper care and maintenance can be a more favorable option than refinishing, a floor sanding process involving application of a new surface finishing, which can be costly.
Wood floor cleaning Tips:
Here are some cleaning tips that will help maintain your wood floors.