1. Sweep often with a soft broom
A soft broom with bristle material should be used to avoid damaging the floor. Wooden floors have vulnerable to scratches which are difficult to eliminate. It can cost much to repair the floor or to have it replaced.
Instead of incurring the entire maintenance fee, it would be easier to select you sweeping material carefully.
Many Wooden floor cleaners are made of soft and flexible material. It will important that whenever purchasing a wooden cleaner, mention it to the dealer that it will be used to clean a wooden floor.
To use the cleaning material effectively, never wet the floor during or before sweeping. Wetting it will be difficult as the dust will stick and may not be removed completely. Any spilling should be dried immediately.
A dump piece of cloth can be used instead to wipe the dust out. It is preferred because it collects even the minute dust particles and leaves the floor dry.
2. Vacuum regularly
Use a vacuum cleaner once or twice a week to get rid of sand particles. Even with a daily sweep, some particles are difficult to remove completely. A soft brush is used together with a vacuum cleaner.
Cleaner should be well maintained to avoid damaging the floor in case of a breakdown. It should also be dry before it is used.
3. Always remember that you should never drag anything
Heavy objects should be lifted, never used or use sliding furniture materials on to of the floor. Dragging heavy objects leaves the wooden floor with permanent marks which give it a bad look. It also makes it rough.
Objects capable of destroying the floor’s texture, should not be in contact with the floor. Instead a stand or other soft material be used between the heavy object and the floor.
4. Making the floor shine
Making a wooden floor shine is quite easy. Following these simple steps will make it shine: After carrying out your normal dusting, use a dump towel or rug to remove the sticky dirt. Then, wet a soft piece of cloth with nail polish. Apply on the whole surface and wait for it to dry.
Note: To make it more clean, a small amount of vinegar can be added to the polish.
Water is the worst enemy to a wooden surface. It makes it crack and split easily.
Never use detergents to clean a polished wooden floor. Instead use nail polish remover. It does not scrub off wood.
5. Waxing wooden floors protect your clean floor
Clean the floor using the best safe way, let it dry and avoid stepping of it by placing clean polythene materials on it. Then apply clean and clear wax by use of a brush. Give it enough time to dry. The floor will be spotlessly clean and shiny.
This activity will ensure that dust and water spillage does not come into direct contact with the floor. It will also be easier to clean it. The best method to clean it is to use a dry piece of cloth.
By following the above simple cleaning facts, you will have a clean and durable floor.