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How to maintain a hardwood floor

Hardwood flooring is expensive flooring and therefore, every method has to be employed to maintain its sheen. Hardwood flooring has become the most recent trend in the modern housing and interior designing and the best thing is that the ultra modern flooring method gels well with various modern furniture and fixtures.

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There are many benefits of hardwood flooring, and you can only sustain those benefits on long term basis only if you are willing to take good care of these floors, whether at home or office. Maintaining the shine of hardwood flooring will require that you employ extra ordinary methods, and these extra ordinary methods necessarily have to be the ones which do not require common household treatment methods for cleaning.

Here are some of the important tips for maintaining the hardwood floor in your home or office:

Make sure that employ hardwood friendly cleaning agents and not the concentrated cleaning solutions. The concentrated solutions will destroy the hardwood flooring leaving you nowhere. It is also important to note here that making use of concentrated cleaning agents will make the hardwood look dull and drab. The quality of hardwood flooring can only be maintained if you can only clean the solutions with prescribed pH solutions.

After you have applied the cleaning solution on the hardwood floor, make sure that you wipe them with smooth cloth in order to avail any kind of scratching or micro scratching. If you leave the cleaning solution on the hardwood floor the solution will start corroding the hardwood. It is necessary to know that the clothing material should be such which causes no abrasions on the floor of the hardwood, or else there will be potential loss in the shine of flooring.

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Make sure that you do not leave any kind of liquid stain on the hardwood floor. These liquid stains can be due to the result of spillage of alcohol, wine, vinegar etc. These are acidic substances and they cause more serious effects than water solutions. These acidic substances can cause spots and splotches and it will be absolutely difficult to remove the spots as they get fixed on the hardwood floor.

Hardwood flooring is costly and therefore, you have to make every serious effort to start working on its maintenance, otherwise, you will destroy the complete flooring. Keep in mind that you hire professional hardwood cleaning company to hire its services straight away.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on August 5, 2011

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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