Hardwood Floor Maintenance

by Vicki Lewis July 08, 2016

Hardwood Floor Maintenance

Hardwood Floor Maintenance

In my many travels, doing shows in different areas and states, introducing customers to our fabulous cleaning products to help them clean more effectively and using products that really do the jobs.

I reflect back doing shows in Honolulu Hawaii at the Blaze dale Center. I found one of the toughest problems the local people had was cleaning hardwood floors!  When I talk about Cleaning Hardwood Floors, these are not regular Oak or Pine wood floors, we were talking complete houses with Koa Wood Floors, you cannot hardly buy Koa Wood in the Islands anymore it is so rare and when you do find it, the cost is astronomical.

Come to find out these homeowners have been taking a wet mop and mopping their beautiful Koa Wood Floors every day for years, I was completely beside myself, I wanted to cry, why you ask, have you ever seen what constant water on wood does to the wood? Your right, my finding, their wood had turned black from mold, warped from the constant soaking of water, most of the wood was irreplaceable and completely damaged.

So I tried to help as many customers as possible, I taught them how to maintain the wood floors and laminate floors, try to keep the water off as much as possible, leave no water behind on the floor, if possible use a paste wax once a year to hold the finish to a beautiful luster.

Hardwood Floor Maintenance should be done on your home at least once a week for regular maintenance. Try not use water based products as much as possible, this will eventually leave black mold in between the cracks of the wood. Try to use a micro fiber mop and a great Orange Oil Based Product, like the Touch Of Oranges wood cleaner. Do this for your regular dusting on your hardwood floors. Every so often you eventually have to scrub those hardwood floors clean, this is when you can use a water based product. Just try not leave the surface too wet.




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