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How to Take Care of Old Hardwood Floors

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The natural beauty of hardwood flooring is just unparalleled. If maintained properly, this wonderful flooring can remain in good condition, pleasing to the eyes for decades. Therefore, one of the worst occurrences in the flooring realm is finding scratches and dents in your brand new planks. It only takes a little know-how about how to take care of old hardwood floors to maintain glistening, flawless flooring in your home. From protecting your floors to removing spots and stains, these tips will surely help you in keeping your beloved hardwood flooring beautiful for years to come.

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How to Clean Hardwood Floors Naturally

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If you have hardwood floors in your home, you have probably wondered how to clean hardwood floors naturally. More people have chosen to have hardwood floors instead of carpet in their homes in today’s world due to busy lifestyles and more frequent allergy issues.

Hardwood floors are quick and easy to clean, and they trap fewer allergens than carpets and rugs. If you have children and pets in your household, especially puppies in training who may make puddles, you are sure to have spills, messes, and accidents. These things are much easier to clean off a hardwood floor than out of a carpet. Dog hair, cat hair, and dander can be another problem. With the right equipment, cleaning them off your hardwood floors takes very little time and is really simple.

We’ll talk about the best way to clean hardwood floors, but first, there are some things you should know about your hardwood floors.

The beauty and elegance of a hardwood floor have withstood the test of time. Wood floors add a natural element to your home. If you properly maintain your wood floor, it should never need replacing. Therefore, if you’re considering selling your home or simply doing some home improvement for your own benefit, you may want to consider installing some hardwood floors.

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Best Dust Mop for Hardwood Floors

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It’s a common discovery these days when you buy a home: you pull up outdated linoleum or carpeting, only to find beautiful hardwood floors. Or maybe you always had hardwood flooring in your home. The only problem? You know wood floors need special care, but you don’t know where to begin. One of the biggest mistakes people make is just sweeping the floor. Sweeping with a traditional bristle broom isn’t going to get all of the dust and dirt off the floor.

Buying a disposable dry mop system may seem like a good option, but it’s only producing more garbage, which isn’t good for the environment, and they aren’t very efficient either. No worries, we’ll help you find the best dust mop for hardwood floors so you can efficiently and easily keep those beautiful floors in great condition.

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What Can I Spray on a Dust Mop?

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If you have ever watched one of the many popular TV shows where couples buy a less than desirable home and completely renovate it to make it livable, then you know that home design is trending toward restoration rather than renovation. Hard floors such as hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and even stained concrete are far more popular than they have ever been before.

Whether you already have gleaming hardwood floors, are hoping to restore the original hardwood floors in your home, or even have purchased laminate to mimic the hardwood floor look, then you know that special care must be taken to keep your floors shining like new.

Wood, laminate, and other hard floors, unlike carpet, cannot easily disguise dust. No matter how regularly you sweep, you can almost always find dust and debris settled onto hard floors. This is why many homeowners purchase a dust mop because it helps them more easily maintain hard floors throughout their home.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “cleanliness is next to Godliness,” and if you care about maintaining the value of your home, you’ve taken those words to heart. So, since purchasing your own home you’ve meticulously worked through all of the methods for cleaning your floors. Maybe you have a dust mop, but have you ever wondered “what can I spray on a dust mop to make it more effective?”

In this article, we are going to discuss what can be used in addition to a dust mop, and we will examine the most effective practices for using a dust mop to keep dust and debris off of your floors.

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Best Mop for Engineered Hardwood Floors

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Most home builders have turned away from all-natural hardwood, leaving us to find the best mop for engineered hardwood floors. If you are browsing for new flooring for your home, engineered hardwood flooring will most likely be recommended to you. This advanced flooring still contains natural hardwood on the top layer, which sits above multiple layers of recycled products.

The reason why engineered hardwood floors have risen above all-natural wood is due to moisture and humidity causing the wood to split and shift, leaving your floors in chaos. To save time and money, it’s best to know how to clean your engineered wood with quality products that will not damage your floor.

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