Hardwood floors can be a beautiful attribute to any home. Whether you have “real” wood floors or laminate and tile wood floors, this choice of flooring can increase the appeal and value of your home. And just like every other surface in the house, your wood floors need to be regularly cleaned and maintained so they continue looking great. This read will help you understand the top 4 reasons for deep cleaning your wood floors to keep them sparkling for decades!
You may be asking yourself whether your hardwood floors really need to be professionally cleaned?
Since it’s not carpet, hardwood floors might seem easier to maintain and not require any EXTRA cleaning help. But, just because the wood surface is flat (unlike carpet), that doesn’t mean the material cannot still harbor dust, allergens, and bacteria. Dust and bacteria are microscopic particles that can “lodge” anywhere.
You may or may not already know that hardwood floors require a bit more maintenance and care than carpet to maintain the material’s luster and shine, AND to keep the air quality in your home cleaner. The short answer is professional cleaning is still highly suggested for your hardwood floors.
Why can’t you clean those floors yourself? What are the benefits of professional cleaning? While you can and should regularly clean your hardwood floors, a professional service has special equipment and products to give your wood floors a deeper clean.
Here are a the top 4 reasons why you should consider a professional cleaning service for your hardwood floors:
(1) Professional cleaning will remove dust/allergens/bacteria trapped deep in the wood.
(2) Professional cleaning will restore the luster/shine of your floors.
(3) Professional cleaning will keep your floors lasting longer.
(4) Professional cleaning will save YOU time!
The next question on your mind is probably how often should your hardwood floors be professionally cleaned.
Most cleaning experts will agree that your hardwood floors should be professionally cleaned an average of 4 to 6 times a year. if you also have carpet, that cleaning schedule might seem a bit much compared to how often your carpet is professionally cleaned. Think of hardwood floors as roses – they’re aesthetically appealing, enhance everything around them, and require more maintenance than other flowers.
As with carpet, the suggested cleaning schedule for your hardwood floors is an average. if your floors see a lot of traffic, especially with children and/or pets, then you may consider a few more cleanings. It’s also a good idea to have all of your floors professionally cleaned before AND after the holidays. Those holiday get-togethers involve a lot of extra feet on your floors, which means more dust/allergens/bacteria in the floors and the air.
Is there anything YOU can do for your hardwood floors in between professional cleanings?
Absolutely! A lot of the dirt/dust/allergens in your floors are dry, which means that regular sweeping and vacuuming can pick up quite a bit of those dust bunnies. This will also help your hardwood floors maintain their appeal in between those scheduled professional cleanings.
Even though our name says “carpet,” Legacy Carpet & Upholstery is also HIGHLY experienced in cleaning hardwood floors! Our process for cleaning hardwood floors is a little different than cleaning carpets, but our high standard of cleaning and commitment to our customers is the same. We will clean your hardwood floors with care, integrity, and great attention to detail. We are well-equipped to handle almost every surface of your home!