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True Grit – the Real Enemy to Your Wood Floors

hardwood floor cleaningThere’s no denying hardwood floors are beautiful. And you want to keep them beautiful. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a lot of work to keep them looking their best. The most important thing you can do is simply keep them swept.  Dirt and grit are the worst things for your hardwood floor. Small pieces get caught between shoes and the wood and leave tiny scratches. Over time, these scratches will add up and the overall result will be dullness. Simply sweeping or vacuuming a couple of times a week will greatly prolong the brightness and shine in your wood floor. Don’t forget, your hardwood floors swept you off your feet, so turnabout is fair play.

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Tips

Occasionally, you will need to clean your wood floor, but regular sweeping or vacuuming to remove grit will also reduce how often you actually have to clean it. We recommend Bona hardwood floor cleaning products.  Cleaning your wood floor is not difficult either. After vacuuming or sweeping, simply mist a small area of your floor (approximately 4’ x 6’ area) with Bona cleaner. Then, using a slightly damp Bona Micro Plus cleaning pad on a Bona Micro Plus mop, clean the floor in a gentle back and forth motion. Finish each area before moving onto the next. If your mop head starts looking dirty, rinse it and wring it out, reattach it to the mop and continue.

Care Kit from SVB Wood Floors

Our water based, non-toxic cleaner is designed for polyurethane-finished hardwood floors. It quickly cleans tough stains or spills. You can purchase a Bona complete hardwood floor care system which includes a pole, a mop  head, a microfiber cleaning pad, a 32-oz spray bottle or a gallon size bottle. If you need Bona floor cleaning products, just call our office at (913) 213-5187 or (816) 965-8655.

Wood Floor Deep Clean System

Speaking of cleaning your wood floors, SVB now offers a Wood Floor Deep Clean System that’s safe and convenient. It can remove the toughest dirt and grime from your wood floors without scratching the floor or damaging the finish. While it won’t fix deep scratches or gouges, it will remove light scratches from normal wear and tear and renew the finish. So if your wood floors just need a little deep cleaning, give SVB wood floors a call and ask about our SVB Wood Floor Deep Clean System. It’s a great way to make your wood floors look new again! Now you can have your hardwood floors cleaned as often as you have your carpet cleaned and your home will look fantastic. If you’re having a big party, guests for the holidays, or just spring cleaning, you’ll love this new service.