Care of Hardwood Floors
• No wet swiffers
• No Murphys oil soap
Too many times consumers
are led to believe Murphys oil soap and wet swiffers can be used on
hardwood floors. Having seen the effects both can have on prefinished
and site finished floors we recommend you stay away completely .
Unfortunately wet swiffers can cause damage to wood floors as we've
learned through the many inspectors we know. Murphys on the other hand,
will leave a residue build up and dull any hardwood floor surface
Hardwood flooring care and maintenance is
just as important as making that decision to invest in one. Over the
years I've seen some that were maintained beautifully and it shows. On
the other hand I've also seen those that were abused and no attention to
preservation was considered. Not only does cleaning play an important
role to the longevity of your investment, but attention to damage
prevention as well. Here are several items to be considered that some
salespeople may overlook.
- Place bristle type mats at all
exterior door entries. These will collect larger pieces of grit or
- Place area rugs at all entry points
inside the home.
- Felt pads are a great idea for placing
under furniture legs, but keeping them free of grit is just as
important. Each time the floor is swept or cleaned check for any grit
that may collect under a chair or furniture leg.
- Place area rugs at all water areas.
Kitchens are most important in this case. One may not be enough.
We also suggest others in front of the refer/ice maker, dishwasher, and
kitchen sink area.
time appliances are moved please use some kind of protection to
prevent scratches and gouges. Appliance delivery guys are
notorious for not taking the necessary precautions.