One of the benefits of hardwood flooring is that it is relatively easy to clean and doesn’t hold on to dirt, debris, stains, or odors the way that carpet does. However, that does not mean that your hardwood floor doesn’t require some TLC to keep it in good condition. Your hardwood floor was a big investment, so you’ll want to ensure that you care for it properly to keep it looking like new. 

In today’s blog post from JRK Flooring, we’ll be discussing a few hardwood flooring care tips to help you maintain your floor. Read on to learn more, and if your hardwood floor is ready for a professional refinishing, reach out to our team of flooring experts today. We’ll get you started with a free estimate. 

Clean Spills Immediately

Wood can expand and contract with moisture. That’s why it’s essential to keep your hardwood floors dry. Spills happen from time to time and won’t necessarily damage your floors as long as you clean them up right away. You should also be wary of water or snow being tracked in on wet days. Clean up any spills or standing water immediately and that should prevent any water damage from occurring to your hardwood floors. 

Sweep Frequently

Floors of all kinds can benefit from frequent and routine cleaning, and the same goes for hardwood floors. Dust, crumbs, and other debris can quickly collect and find their way between your floorboards. If too much time goes by in between cleanings, the debris can really pile up and leave your hardwood floors looking less than new. 

Use the Right Cleaners

Hardwood floors do require special attention when it comes to cleaning. You should make sure that you are using a cleaner that is specially formulated for use on hardwood floors. These cleaners are designed to clean and polish your floors without removing the top protective coat or leaving behind a film that can make your floors look dingy.  

Don’t Use Too Much Water When Cleaning

We’ve already discussed how moisture can affect your hardwood floors. It’s important to keep this in mind while you are cleaning your floors as well. Don’t allow water to pool on your floors, as this can lead to warping of the boards or mold and mildew growth. 

Refinish Your Floors Every Few Years

No matter how much care you take with your hardwood floors, eventually, they are going to need to be refinished. They are after all, floors. You walk on them every day and, if you have small children, teenagers, or others living with you, your floors may take more of a beating than you’d like. 

Refinishing is a relatively simple process when it’s completed by a professional hardwood flooring company. After years of wear and tear on a floor, many times, a refinishing can make it look like new again. You can even choose a new color for your stain to update the look of your home. 

Hardwood Floor Refinish Infographic

Schedule a Consultation With JRK Flooring

We hope that these tips will help you to care for your hardwood floors and keep it looking like new longer! When your floors are ready to be refinished, there is no better choice than JRK Flooring. Our Kansas City flooring company specializes in hardwood floor refinishing. 

We always begin with an inspection and consultation to get to know you and your goals as well as evaluate the condition of your floors. Once we’ve discussed your options and decided on a stain, we’ll begin the refinishing process by sanding out any imperfections, followed by staining, and finishing to make your hardwood floors the proud focal point of your home once more. If you are ready to speak to a flooring expert about refinishing your hardwood floors, contact the team at JRK Flooring today.