Simple Ways to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking New, Year After Year!Everyone loves hardwood floors, for their luxury look and feel and simple to clean surface! But the last thing you want to do is let them get damaged and go from looking fresh and beautiful to dull and old. So we at Unique Home Building want to share with you our favorite tips for for keeping your hardwood floors beautiful and happy for as long as possible!
Step One: Prevention. Be sure to remove shoes when indoors. It’s becoming quite common, so don’t worry about inconveniencing your guests. They’ll be just fine. Sweep or vacuum regularly.  Wipe up spills immediately. Stick to gentle cleaners.
Step Two: Love the Details. Once a week, make sure to use a dust mop for loose dirt, hair, animal shedding, dust and other debris. It’s pretty easy to find fabric pieces that are electrostatic, disposable and wood cleaning sprays to use them with.  You can also simply sweep or vacuum it up. Just be sure you do the more detailed method on a weekly basis.
Step Three: Be Consistent. Monthly, commit to cleaning the whole area with a product meant just for for hardwoods. Be sure to follow the directions and not to leave too much or standing water on the floor, because you will damage the floors permanently. Use a sponge or mop and rinse as needed.

Step Four: Act Fast. Scuffs happen. They usually happen from dragging items, furniture and shoes. But remove scuffs and marks as you notice them.So first of all, keep those shoes off indoors. Second, place felt pads on the underside of all furniture. 

At Unique home building have a lot of experience with wood floors in both our remodels and our custom builds. They are an accessible luxury you deserve to enjoy in your home. So be educated and know how to take good care of them and contact Unique Home Building for all your remodeling and home care needs!

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