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Preventing Scratches on Hardwood Floors

To best protect your floors from any major damage, the best defense is a great offense.
To best protect your floors from any major damage, the best defense is a great offense.
Posted June 14, 2013

Tips and Tricks to Protect your Floors from the Stresses of Daily Life

Damage to hardwood floors can take away from its overall beauty, and it can also take away from the overall look of your home. While we all want to do our best to avoid damage to our floors, the fact remains that all floors will get scratched, regardless of maintenance routine.

Plan and Follow a Cleaning Schedule

A clean floor is protected floor. As dirt and particles accumulate, you raise the risk of tiny dings and scratches on your floor and finish. Brooms, mops and vacuums are the best tools for keeping your floors spotless. Just remember that not all cleaning tools are optimized for hardwood floors. Make sure the tools you use are gentle enough for your floors. Avoid stiff bristled brooms, wet mops and vacuums with beater bars and wheels. Knowing how often to clean your floors will further aid in preventing major damage. Here’s a quick schedule to follow for keeping your floors in their best condition:

  • Daily Schedule – Sweep
  • Weekly Schedule – Vacuum/Mop
  • Monthly Schedule – Polish
  • Yearly Schedule – Deep Clean

With preventative maintenance and care, you’re able to properly protect your floors for years to come. The best part about these techniques is that they’re simple and easy, especially when they become part of your normal routine. Damage to hardwood floors can take away from its overall beauty, and it can also take away from the overall look of your home. While we all want to do our best to avoid damage to our floors, the fact remains that all floors will get scratched, regardless of maintenance routine.

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