It is important you sweep your wood flooring regularly with a soft brush as small particles of grit and stones, which can be brought in on the soles of visitor’s feet, can abrade and scratch the surface of your hardwood floor.
UK Wood Floors microfibre mop and spray cleaner available in our show room! Both are superb products for cleaning, dry mopping and polishing your oak flooring!
Damp not wet: Mopping your flooring barely involves any water at all. When it comes to any mop and cloth involved in the washing and rinsing process, it is vital you wring it almost dry so it feels only slightly damp to the touch.
Things to avoid
- Vacuuming with a rotating brush – Avoiding any vacuum is the safest route to take when tackling your hardwood floor. Your vac’s rotating brush and wheels can be very abrasive to wood floors. Turn off the brush roll or use a floor brush attachment instead. But make sure you sweep often — gritty dirt and dust particles can scratch your floor when they sit for too long.
- Wet-cleaning too often – Keep your wood flooring well-swept and spot clean as needed. Too much water can tarnish your floors finish and structure.
- Drenching your floor with cleaner – Today’s wood flooring finishes are much more resistant to water than ones in the past, but that doesn’t mean you should flood your floors with cleaning solution. When it’s time to wet-clean, tackle small areas at a time with a damp, not wet, mop or cloth and dry them promptly.