How to Take Care of Hardwood Floors

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As Bona certified craftsmen, one of the biggest pieces of advice we give our clients is to make sure they properly take care of their beautiful hardwood floors by cleaning them correctly. Since hardwood is a natural material, it does require different cleaning techniques than other surfaces like vinyl or laminate. Here at G3 Hardwood Flooring, we want to make sure all of our clients have the resources they need to keep their hardwood floors beautiful for a long time.

How to Keep Hardwood Floors Clean

Due to the versatile nature of hardwood flooring, there are a few different steps involved when you clean them. How many steps depends on the type of cleaning you want to do. Do you intend to do a maintenance clean or a deep clean? Both of these are essential to the upkeep of your hardwood floors, but they do differ.

Maintenance Cleaning Hardwood Floors

A maintenance cleaning is exactly what it sounds like, a daily or weekly cleaning to get rid of dust and debris that gets tracked around the house from shoes or pets in areas with high foot traffic. 

For a maintenance cleaning, all you need is a Bona Microfiber Dusting Pad or a pack of Bona Disposable Dusting Cloths. Simply attach any of these options to your Bona Mop and make passes over the high trafficked areas. This will reduce debris buildup and leave your floors fresh everyday. In addition to a daily dusting, a weekly mopping is also a good maintenance step you can take to keep your floors free from stains. To mop, simply decide if you are using Bona Wet Clean Pads or the Bona Microfiber Mop then make passes over the same areas you dust and you are all done.

Deep Cleaning Hardwood Floors

A deep cleaning is a more thorough cleaning that tackles more than just the high-traffic areas, involves more products, and requires more time. 

Since deep cleaning is more involved and can be done monthly. You will need to do the same steps above, dusting and mopping, but you will also need to floor deep cleaner as well. The deep cleaner will tackle any hard stains or trouble areas that a standard mopping can not pick up. While deep cleaning, make sure you get all of your hardwood flooring, not just the usual areas. This will guarantee that any messes you missed with maintenance cleaning are taken care of as well. The best hardwood floor cleaner and polish for your home may not be the same as your neighbors, so make sure you are purchasing the Bona products that suit your hardwood the best.

Choosing the Perfect Bona Floor Products

With all the options available for deep cleaning from Bona, you may be wondering things like: do you dilute bona hardwood floor cleaner,  how to clean hardwood floors with Bona, or how to use Bona hardwood floor cleaner? All of these questions can be answered by selecting the correct Bona deep cleaner for you. Bona offers various antibacterial wood floor cleaners to suit your needs. If you have questions on what types of Bona products are right for you and your hardwood flooring, discuss your options with a Bona certified Hardwood Flooring Specialist.

How to Protect Hardwood Floors From Scratches

If you notice scratches or other damage on your hardwood flooring after you are finished cleaning, it may be time to get your hardwood floors refinished because cleaning alone will not get rid of these marks. 

It is completely normal for your flooring to get these types of markings during its lifespan, and the best thing you can do to guarantee the flooring is protected from further damage is a refinish. This will revitalize its shine and luster as well as protect from future damage.

Bona Certified Craftsmen and Refinishing Experts | G3 Hardwood Flooring

Taking the time to correctly clean and maintain your hardwood floors is a dedication to extending the life of your investment. If you notice any blemishes while cleaning your beautiful hardwood, contact G3 Hardwood Flooring. We will put our three generations of expertise into revitalizing your floors to reflect your investment. In addition to refinishing services, we also offer repair and replacement options as well for more heavily damaged flooring.