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Hard Floors Maintenance

Hard floors, whether they are hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or tile, add elegance and durability to any space. However, to keep them looking their best and ensure their longevity, proper maintenance is essential. Here are some best practices for hard floor maintenance that every homeowner and business owner should know.

  1. Regular Cleaning Routine:
    Establishing a regular cleaning routine is the foundation of hard floor maintenance. Sweep or vacuum the floors regularly to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can scratch the surface over time. Use a soft-bristled broom or a vacuum with a hardwood floor attachment to avoid scratches. If you need help picking a machine to assist you with this, give us a call on 0860 999 195.
  2. Use the Right Cleaning Products:
    Choose cleaning products specifically designed for your type of hard flooring. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish or texture of the floor. At Cleaning Clinic, we offer a range of cleaning solutions suitable for various hard floor surfaces.
  3. Damp Mopping Technique:
    For deeper cleaning, use a damp mop with a mild cleaning solution. Wring out excess water to prevent water damage to wood or laminate floors. Microfiber mops are excellent for trapping dirt and grime without leaving streaks.
  4. Protect Against Scratches:
    Place felt pads under furniture legs to prevent scratches and dents when moving furniture. Use rugs or mats in high-traffic areas and entryways to trap dirt and moisture before it reaches the floor surface.
  5. Address Spills Immediately:
    Spills happen, but quick action can prevent stains and damage to your hard floors. Clean up spills promptly using a damp cloth or mop. For stubborn stains, use appropriate cleaning solutions recommended for your flooring type.
  6. Avoid Excess Water:
    Water can seep into seams and joints of hardwood or laminate floors, causing swelling or warping. Use a damp mop rather than soaking the floor and dry the floor immediately after mopping to prevent water damage.
  7. Regular Maintenance Tasks:
    Periodically, perform maintenance tasks such as polishing, sealing, or reapplying protective coatings as recommended by the flooring manufacturer. This helps maintain the floor’s shine, durability, and resistance to wear and tear.
  8. Use Entrance Mats:
    Place entrance mats both outside and inside entryways to capture dirt, mud, and moisture from shoes. This reduces the amount of debris brought onto your hard floors, minimizing cleaning frequency and potential damage.

By following these best practices for hard floor maintenance, you can preserve the beauty and integrity of your floors for years to come. Whether it’s routine cleaning, addressing spills, or periodic maintenance, investing time and effort in proper floor care pays off in the long run with long-lasting, stunning floors that enhance your home or business environment.

Visit our online store or contact us for expert advice and top-notch cleaning solutions tailored to your hard floor maintenance needs.