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  • Writer's pictureJhon Jair Grisales

How to Clean and Maintain Your Hardwood Floors: Tips and Tricks

Hardwood floors are a beautiful and durable choice for any home, but they do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. In this blog post, we'll share some tips and tricks for cleaning and maintaining your hardwood floors.


  1. Sweep and Vacuum Regularly: The first step in maintaining your hardwood floors is to remove loose dirt and debris. Sweep your floors daily with a soft-bristled broom, or use a vacuum cleaner with a hardwood floor attachment. Avoid using a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar, as it can scratch the surface of your hardwood floors.

  2. Clean Spills Immediately: Spills and accidents are inevitable, but it's important to clean them up as soon as possible to prevent damage to your hardwood floors. Use a soft cloth or mop to clean up spills immediately, and avoid using excessive water or harsh cleaning products.

  3. Use a Hardwood Floor Cleaner: Regular cleaning with a hardwood floor cleaner is essential to maintaining your floors' shine and luster. Look for a cleaner that's specifically designed for hardwood floors and follow the manufacturer's instructions for use. Avoid using vinegar, bleach, or ammonia-based cleaners, as they can damage your hardwood floors.

  4. Protect Your Floors from Furniture and Foot Traffic: Heavy furniture, high heels, and pet claws can all scratch and damage your hardwood floors. Place felt pads or furniture coasters under the legs of your furniture, and avoid walking on your hardwood floors with shoes on.

  5. Refinish Your Floors as Needed: Over time, your hardwood floors may start to look dull and worn. If regular cleaning and maintenance aren't enough to restore their shine, it may be time to refinish your floors. Refinishing involves sanding down the top layer of your floors and applying a new finish, which can restore your floors' beauty and durability.

At Jersey Garden Hardwood Floors, we specialize in the installation, refinishing, and repair of hardwood floors. If you're looking to upgrade your home's flooring, give us a call at (973) 978-5215 or visit our website at jgwoodflooring.com to learn more about our services. Let us help you keep your hardwood floors looking their best for years to come. #JerseyGardenHardwoodFloors #hardwoodflooring #flooringmaintenance #floorcleaning #flooringexperts

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