Video:Hardwood Floor Carewith JJ Burkart
Want to to improve the overall appearance of your hardwood floor? Learn tips for hardwood floor care and maintenance, and also how to repair a damaged hardwood floor.See Transcript
Transcript:Hardwood Floor CareHi, I'm JJ Burkart for About.com Home. I am going to give you some tips for caring for a hardwood floor.
Sweeping Wood FloorsAlways sweep floors with a soft broom. Coarse bristle brooms may scratch the surface.
You should vacuum your wood floor once or twice a week to remove dirt and sand. Beware of heavy vacuums as the wheels may scratch your floor. It's best to use a soft brush attachment.
Preventative CareIt's a good idea to place non-slip rugs near entrances to avoid getting sand, and gravel on your floor surface. Vacuum these door mats regularly to prevent coarse debris from finding its way onto your floor.
Either set a no-shoes indoors rule or consider placing non-slip carpet runners in heavy traffic areas. If you allow shoes beware of high heels or heavy soles because they may dent the wood. Always clean up liquid spills immediately.
Heavy Furniture and Wood FloorsNever drag furniture across a hardwood floor. Attach furniture pads to table and chair legs or any hard surface that will sit on your floor.
Repairing Wood FloorsMost new floors come with a scratch and dent repair kit. Follow manufacturer recommendations for how to repair your flooring
Keeping Wood Floors CleanTo clean your floor use just water with a damp mop. Any excess water can damage your floor as it can run in between seams.
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