Rejuvenate Your Floors for Spring!

Created by Stephanie at March 11, 2022, 6:41 pm

It's almost spring, which means it's almost time for spring cleaning. Our homes take a beating in the winter. Not only are we home more often, generating more foot traffic, but we're also bringing snow and salt into our spaces. Here is how to rejuvenate your floors for spring:

If you have hardwood flooring in your home, fortunately, this type of flooring is the easiest to care for. Start by removing the dust, dirt, and debris from your flooring by using a vacuum, dust mop, or microfiber cloth. You want to remove this debris before doing any deeper cleaning to reduce the risk of scratching your floors.

Once you've cleaned the surface of your hardwood flooring, you're ready for a deeper clean. Depending on the type of hardwood you have, certain cleaners may be more suitable than others. Some cleaners need to be diluted with water. If you're using one of these types of cleaners, be sure to remove extra water from your floor when you're done. Any extra moisture can damage your floor. Using a fan when you clean can help with moisture removal as well.

After giving your floor a deep clean, you may come across problem areas that need more attention. If you need to spot clean chewing gum or sticky substances, start by filling a plastic bag with ice. Put this bag on the sticky substance and let it sit. The ice will cause the substance to dry and become brittle. Once it has dried, you can easily peel it off and use a damp cloth or mop to clean the area where it once was.

If you've worn your shoes in the house this winter, you may have noticed some water spots accumulating on your floors. In order to get rid of these spots, start by pouring some mineral spirits on a very fine steel wool pad. Then, gently rub the spot with the pad. You don't want to rub too harshly, as this can scratch your floors.

Spot cleaning scuff marks on hardwood require a little bit of baking soda and a damp sponge. Once you apply the baking soda and gently rub the sponge onto your hardwood flooring, the scuff mark should disappear.

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Following these tips this spring can help your hardwood flooring look new. If you're in the market for new hardwood flooring, shop with Tongue and Groove. You can shop our inventory online and contact us at 1-800-689-9006 if you have any questions.