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How to Deep Clean Wood Floors

Sep 15, 2022 | Wood Floor Cleaning

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How To Properly Deep Clean Wood Floors

Wood floors can be a wonderful feature in any house. Many people appreciate wood flooring because of the natural beauty it provides, and its adaptability to decorating. Another advantage of wood floors is the low level of maintenance when compared to other flooring surfaces. However, it would be a mistake to think that just because you have wood floors, you don’t need to maintain or look after them.

Many people believe that they can adequately maintain their hardwood floors on their own. The truth is, if you want to protect your investment and keep your family safe, it’s important to hire a professional floor cleaner who will deep clean, polish, and renew your floors on a regular basis.

Professional deep cleanings are essential for hardwood floors, between those cleanings, here are a few tips and tricks homeowners can do to help maintain their wood flooring.

Dust or Sweep Daily

The easiest thing you can do to maintain your hardwood floor is to sweep or dust it on a regular basis with a soft, non-scratch broom or cloth. Dust, dirt, and grime may build up over time on the surface and in the grain of the wood, resulting in allergies and germs that accumulate on the floor. Because allergens and other particles gathered on the ground can travel throughout one’s house and be harmful to one’s health, they can also cause scrape damage to the flooring.


Mopping is a common way many people try to keep their hardwood floors clean, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. Store-bought soaps and detergents often leave a sheen or film, which can damage your floor over time. In addition, water pooling on wood will cause it to warp and lead to permanent damage. To prevent this from happening, be sure to wring out your mop before using it, and dry the floor manually after mopping if necessary.

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If you don’t want to mop, a great alternative is vacuuming, but take care while doing so. Some vacuum cleaners are very heavy and could scratch your hardwood floors if not used properly. Make sure to only use a vacuum with a setting for hardwood floors, and be careful of those that have spinning brushes or wheels that might leave marks.

Buff the floor with a non-abrasive material

After you’ve cleaned up the surface-level dirt, buffing your hardwood floor might be a wonderful method to brighten it up and remove any remaining filth. To avoid scuffs, use a microfiber cloth or a non-abrasive towel in the direction of the grain.

Don’t use oils or waxes

Oils, waxes, and other commercially available products designed to make your floors shine may seem like a good idea, but they often leave behind residue and can cause irreversible damage.

Have them professionally cleaned

A professional cleaning is the most effective way to keep your hardwood floors in excellent condition and safeguard your investment. This will not only clean your wood floors to make them, and your home, healthier, but it will also restore their natural beauty and add a sheen that will aid in the prevention of future build-up.

How to Choose a Hardwood Floor Cleaner: The Chem-Dry Process

The Chem-Dry professional wood floor cleaning technique is the safest and most effective way to clean solid wood, engineered wood, LVT (also known as luxury vinyl tile) flooring. This is due to the numerous advantages of our superior method, including:

  • A deep clean that will remove dirt, grime, and allergens from your wood floors using our industry-leading equipment. Rotating brushes will reach deep into the grain of the wood to make sure your floors are truly clean.
  • A healthy cleaning solution that is both easy on your hardwood floors and safe for both people and pets
  • Minimal use of water to protect the wood from damage
  • A vacuum that extracts both water and contaminants
  • A durable polish that leaves a protective barrier and healthy shine
  • For more specifics, here’s an overview of the steps in our thorough, industry-leading process:
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Our Chem-Dry specialists will start by doing a thorough inspection of your flooring to ensure that it gets the appropriate treatment. They’ll examine for deep scratches and other flaws, as well as whether your floor has an acrylic coating.

Polish or Acrylic Coating Removal

If your wood flooring does have an acrylic coating or other floor polish build-up, our Chem-Dry experts will inspect your floor’s surface for coatings and remove it using our Wood Floor Polish Remover.

Deep Clean

After removing any remaining polish residue, our team will clean your floor using our industry-leading equipment and an all-natural hardwood floor cleaner. Dirt, grime, dust, and other allergens on the surface will be eliminated during this process.

Wood Floor Polish

For the final step, a wood floor polish is used to finish your floor with a subtle protective layer that provides a layer of protection against future dirt and other harmful elements until your next cleaning, as well as highlights the natural beauty of the wood.

Call to Schedule Your Wood Floor Cleaning in Genesee County Today!

Our expert wood floor cleaning not only offers the best option for restoring the beauty of your wood floors, but it also ensures that they are clean and sanitary for you and your family. When it comes to keeping your home clean and healthy, Chem-Dry is the Healthy Home Authority.

Call to schedule your wood floor cleaning in the Tri-Cities today!

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