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Wood Floor Care Tips

November 20, 2013

Sir Grout is one of the fastest growing hard surface restoration companies around the globe.

One of the most inconvenient restoration processes a homeowner can live through is the sanding and refinishing of their hardwood floor. Furniture moving, dust, odors, and being displaced from your home are all part of the process. What we will be talking about today is how to make the finish on your hardwood floors last longer so you can delay or even avoid full-service refinishing.

There are 3 main steps you can take:

  • First, and most important, vacuum your floors as often as possible. Vacuuming removes the dirt particles that act as an abrassive to your hardwood floors finish.
  • Second, is to use the right cleaner to wash your floor. Be sure to use a pH neutral floor cleaner because they are safer with floors and just about any brand will do. For cleaning, we recommend using a microfiber mop. They are gentle on hardwood floors and are machine washable. When washing your floors, you will want to use a damp mop. Too much water will eventually work the wood so be careful not to saturate the mop head.
  • Third, and final, is to apply a few coats of wood finish that contains a mixture of polyurethane and acrylic. This can be easily applied with a microfiber map and it will last for about 2 years. Typically, it doesn't leave an odor and dries in about an hour. By applying this finish every 2 years, you're adding a layer of protection to your floor's original polyurethane coating.


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