Hardwood floors are pretty easy to clean and maintain good looking, however, there are some specific methods that you should implement in your cleaning routine depending on the different finish of the floor.
This way you will be able to prevent any type of damage.
Another thing that you should keep in mind is to always remove any types of spills immediately.
How to prevent any damage
I have a few rules that you should follow if you want to avoid damage.
Use protector pads under furniture which will make sure that no scratches occur on the flooring.
You also shouldn’t walk in high heels on the hard floor. If you have a pet – trim their nails on a regular basis so that they don’t scratch the surface.
If you spill something – wipe it immediately.
Vacuum the flooring often which will make sure that all dust, dirt, and other impurities won’t damage the protective finish.
A guide to the cleaning schedule you should follow
Cleaning is the only way your hardwood floor will always look good.
You should vacuum every day (use a floor-brush attachment) and mop once or twice a week (use a mop that has a microfiber cloth pad).
If you don’t want to use a commercial cleaner
When you mop the floors you need to use a cleaner, however, commercial cleaners aren’t always the best solution. Some of them can be quite strong and can contain ingredients that are too harsh for the floor.
If you want you can simply mix warm water and dish soap.