However clean you try to keep your hardwood floor, it can get dirty with food marks, pet hair, spillages and dust. Many people like to brush or wipe a hardwood floor to keep it clean, but a vacuum cleaner can give an even better finish. Read on for tips on caring for hardwood floors.
Firstly, you should use a doormat so that people can wipe their feet before entering your home. You could even have a no-shoes policy whereby people have to remove their shoes before coming in. Use protectors on the feet of tables and chairs to prevent scratches when moving them. In the kitchen, use a mat in front of the sink and stove to protect these heavy-duty areas.
Never use a steam mop on hardwood floors, as the vapour can get into the cracks and cause damage to the wood; instead, consider a …