Our hardwood floor cleaning & resurfacing experts recommend hardwood floor maintenance for the typical homeowner should be every two to four months. Because, dirt and dust act as a sandpaper to your hardwood floors and rugs.
Masterkleen offers hardwood floor maintenance as part of our in-home and office cleaning services. We understand the importance of clean floors. Moreover, we have trained and certified technicians to bring back the original brilliance of your floors.
When it comes to hardwood floor cleaning & resurfacing. We not only recommend allowing one (1) hour of drying time after cleaning before walking/heavy traffic. But also recommend that Masterkleen technicians come to your home three or four times a year for maintenance. With this in mind, ask about our Maintenance Package and negotiate a cleaning plan today!
As an IICRC certified master cleaner with over 30 years of experience, our knowledge is our single greatest tool for solving problems and obtaining superior results. Understanding the propensities of various textiles and determining the cleaning solutions that best fit any given situation, is the basis for our exceptional, science bases results.
Whether you have a level loop olefin or a plush pile nylon. A delicate silk rug or an antique oriental wool, Masterkleen is your local expert for all your cleaning needs.
Hardwood floors add warmth and elegance to any home. If you not only put in the time. But also, use the right cleaner and tools to take preventative measures, hardwood’s natural beauty can last a lifetime.
In order to keep hardwood floors looking their best, the following cleaning and maintenance schedule is recommended:
Whenever possible, get cleaner recommendations and care instructions from your floor retailer and manufacturer. Moreover, use the cleaner at least once a week after you’ve swept up loose dirt. Also, be sure to spray on the cleaner evenly and never pour it directly on the floor. Another key point, use a mop with a terry cloth or microfiber pad. When selecting a cleaning product, avoid using the following materials to clean your hardwood floor:
Sweep your floors regularly to keep dirt from building up and causing scratches. Use a broom with polypropylene or acrylic bristles. you can also vacuum with a bare-floor attachment with a brush or felt-type head.
We recommend vacuuming, it picks up the most debris, but the choice of tool is really a matter of personal preference. Make sure the wheels of a vacuum or other tool are free of debris or sharp edges. Soft cloths are perfect for picking up spills. Clean up sticky substances with a damp cloth and be sure to dry the area immediately.
Never use a steam cleaner on hardwood; it can warp the floorboards. Hard-bristled brooms scratch hardwood, and vacuums with rotating brushes can make dents in the floor.
Some manufacturers offer hardwood flooring that is resistant to scratches and other imperfections. However, hardwood floors are susceptible to damage, and prevention helps protect them. Put rugs in high-traffic areas, use entry mats at doorways to reduce wear and place felt pads on the feet of furniture to minimize scrapes and gouges. Placing entry mats at doorways is one of the most important things you can do to protect your floors.
Blinds or curtains prevent the sun from bleaching out areas of your floor. If you have a dog, keep its nails trimmed, so they don’t scratch up the floor. If you have indoor-outdoor pets, keep their paws free of dirt, gravel, grease and oil.
When moving furniture across a hardwood floor, don’t drag the piece. Instead, lift and carry it – with proper help of course. For heavier items, you may need to use sheets of plywood or other floor protection and a dolly.
And, if you or anyone in your home wears heels or cleats, try to remove these shoes, especially stilettos or damaged heels, before walking across your wood floors.
If you’re willing to put in some extra effort to care for a hardwood floor, you’ll be rewarded with a lovely, long-lasting design foundation for the rest of your home.