There’s nothing quite like the look of beautiful hardwood flooring. It can really add character to your
whole house, as well as being long lasting when you choose a quality product. Despite your
hardwood floors being hardwearing, you still need to make sure that you carry out the proper
maintenance. So, how do you clean wood floors? Luckily, we’re here to fill you in on our top tips to
make your wood floor maintenance as easy as possible.
Maintaining your wood floors
We understand that there are probably other things you’d rather be doing with your time than
cleaning but all it takes is a few easy steps to keep your flooring in optimal condition. Take the time
to do a quick run over your floors to get rid of dirt and dust every couple of days. Don’t worry, we’re
not expecting you to haul your heavy vacuum out every day. A smaller, handheld vacuum is very
useful when it comes to daily maintenance but a cheap, microfibre mop will also do the job. Every so
often, a proper vacuum is the best way to clean wood floors thoroughly (weekly is best but, hey, you
have a life) and aim to mop with designated floor cleaner at least each month.
Preventing damage to your floors
While general maintenance can go a long way to keeping your floors in great condition, there are a
few easy steps you can take to avoid any damage. As an easy fix, make sure you have a door mat at
the front and back doors to avoid dirt being tracked into the house and over your lovely floors. If you
have kids, a good rule is for them to take off their shoes before they come in to avoid collateral
damage. If you’re a keen cleaner, don’t go nuts with cleaning products – products which are too
abrasive can do further damage so be careful with the products you use.
Don’t forget to put felt stoppers on the feet of all the furniture which comes into contact with your
flooring – it’s so easy for pristine flooring to suddenly show visible scratches and scuffs thanks to
furniture being moved around. Remember to check your stoppers every so often to see if they need
replacing. If there is a spill on your flooring, wipe it up right away before it has a chance to soak in.
Kustom Timber specialise in manufacturing high quality, sustainable engineered European oak
flooring for wholesale and retail customers. We pride ourselves on our range of exclusive designs
and premium finishes to deliver a product which will transform the look of your space. Not only to
do we manufacture our engineered timber, we also install it onsite ourselves and are there every
step of the way until you’re left with the perfect finished product.
For premium engineered timber flooring, speak with Kustom Timber today.