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How to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Feb 3, 2020

Hardwood floors are beautiful and timeless, but they are also one of the more delicate flooring options available. Nothing can beat the look of new hardwood floors, but without proper care and maintenance, they can quickly go from looking flawless to dull and dirty. Let’s look at how to maintain your hardwood floors to keep them looking great, as well as what not to do when cleaning them. 

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Have the Right Supplies

Using the right cleaning supplies is essential when it comes to cleaning your hardwood floors. Using abrasive cleaners or mops can wreak havoc on your floor’s finish and leave you with a dull, scratched floor. Use a soft bristle broom or a gentle vacuum on the proper setting to sweep away dirt and dust. When mopping the floor, make sure to use a liquid that is safe for hardwood, and wipe up any excess moisture so that water does not sit on the surface of the floor. 

Clean Frequently

Cleaning the floor frequently is the best way to maintain its finish and keep it looking its best. Over time dirt, dust, spills, and other messes build up on your floor and destroy the hardwood’s finish. By sweeping the floor daily and mopping regularly, you can prevent this build-up and keep your floors looking like new.

Likewise, cleaning up spills immediately is an important part of maintaining your floors, as excess moisture will damage your floor over time. Ignoring hardwood floors and not properly cleaning them and maintaining them is sure to cost you in the long run, leaving them scratched, dull, and possibly warped. 

Hire a Professional

Over time, even the most well cared for floors need some extra attention. A professional floor cleaning company can deep clean and refinish your floors. After a good cleaning using the best products on the market, a professional cleaner can apply products to add a layer of protection to your hardwood while also making it look like new. While these types of products can be applied as a DIY project, it’s best to leave it to the professionals as hardwood floors are expensive to replace should they become damaged. 

Let Kent Clean Care for Your Hardwood

Maintaining hardwood floors takes a little more effort than other floor types, but they are worth it! If your hardwoods are in need of a facelift, Kent Clean can help. We are a hardwood floor cleaning company with many years of experience in providing Maryland homeowners with the cleaning services they need and deserve. To schedule your floor cleaning today, give us a call

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Maryland Floor Cleaning Services

Anne Arundel County Floor Cleaning Services: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Floor Cleaning Services: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), Baltimore City and more.

Carroll County Floor Cleaning Services: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

Frederick County Floor Cleaning Services: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), and more.

Howard County Floor Cleaning Services: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Floor Cleaning Services: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Floor Cleaning Services: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

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