3 Tips For Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can make your home look absolutely incredible because of the natural beauty that they bring into your home. Also, correctly cleaning them can help them to look beautiful for years and years to come. There are certain things that you can do to ensure that your hardwood floors are being cleaned well, and this article will discuss 3 of these things in more detail. 

Use A Vacuum Hose To Suck Dirt Out Of The Cracks 

Dirt can easily get stuck in the cracks between each of your hardwood floor boards, so when cleaning your floor it is important to get all of this dirt out. Since a broom is simply going to sweep dirt into the cracks, this doesn't work super well. You should instead use a vacuum hose to suck between all of the cracks. The suction effect of the hose will allow you to easily suck all of the dirt out of the cracks, and will give you an incredibly clean floor. 

Use A Steam Mop

When you are mopping your hardwood floor, it is important that you avoid creating streaks and lines on your floor. A regular mop may be difficult to use on your floor because you will push the dirt into several different directions, and you may create lines all over your floor. The water will also only be luke warm once it touches your hardwood floor so it will take quite some time to dry. Using a steam mop on your hardwood floor is an excellent choice because it is built in a square shape, making it easier for you to keep it in the same direction as you mop your entire floor. The mop will also be producing hot steam from the mop constantly, allowing the water on your floor to dry incredibly quickly, which will also help to reduce any drying lines or spots. 

Use A Dust Mop On Them Daily

While cleaning your hardwood floors weekly with your vacuum and your steam mop is very important, it is also important that you take care of your floors daily. This will keep your floors clean at all times and will also make your big clean-up day that much easier. Use a simple dust mop and run it across your entire floor. This process likely won't take more than 10-15 minutes depending on how big your floor is, and will gather up all of the dust and debris that is on your floor. 

For professional flooring services, contact a company such as Rainwood Interiors Inc.