Have you ever wondered why Tarzan has so much energy that he’s able to swing from branch to branch with the ease of a flying trapeze? One of the factors which highly contribute to his unabated stamina is his closeness to nature. Living and breathing amidst all that foliage and greenery helps Tarzan rest well and regain his strength.
For us city-dwellers though, the closest we can possibly get to living in natural surroundings would have to be wood flooring. If your home happens to be constructed with hardwood flooring, you should take the time to keep it looking like a million bucks.
Here’s what you can do to keep it in tiptop shape:
Keep it clean. You’d definitely want to take care of the wood on your floors by keeping dirt and grit at bay. They harm your floors by causing scratches, dents and undesirable dulling. To prevent this, put floor mats at entrances to trap dirt.
Sweep it Regular cleaning will keep your hardwood floors in good, reality-TV-show-worthy condition. Use a broom with fine ends to trap dust. A dust mop and a special dust mop treatment also do the trick. Simply spray the treatment onto the mop head a good 12 to 24 hours prior to dust mopping. If you opt to suck all the dirt from your wooden floors, you can use a canister vacuum with special bare floor attachments.
Keep it dry -Water which has seeped into hardwood floors cause them to warp. This likewise damages the finish. Be sure to wipe off spills as they happen.
Keep it cool – Direct sunlight can discolor your hardwood floor. Keep curtains or blinds drawn to help filter out the sun’s rays.
Don’t scratch it. If you must move furniture around the house, be sure to lift them and not drag them.
Hardwood flooring is definitely a thing of beauty. It will bring you a lifetime of joy if you take good care of it.
Like a true friend, it will never let you down.