Wood floor restoration and cleaning can be fairly easy if you know what you’re doing. To keep your hardwood floors clean, first use a dry floor pad or rag mop and spray a little bit of dusting polish on it to pick up dust, lint and dirt before mopping. You can also use the hard floor attachment on your vacuum cleaner to keep hardwood floors clear of dirt and debris.
To remove marks from your wood floors, first consider they type of finish that is on there. If it is a surface stain, your floor probably has a urethane finish, however if the stain has penetrated through to the wood, it might have a soft oiled finish, which is often found in older homes where the floors haven’t been refinished and resealed.
Surface stains can be wiped with a soft, clean cloth. Do not use sandpaper, any harsh chemical or steel wool! These can permanently damage your wood floors.
If the stain has penetrated the wood you will need to use steel wool to scrub the spot. You might have to use vinegar and possibly bleach on dark spots, then the floor will need to be refinished in that area.
To remove heel marks that have penetrated the wood use the fine steel wool and rub in floor wax. This might prevent you having to refinish the area after you remove the spot.
A soft cloth and dish soap should remove any oil-based stains from your hardwood floors. After the spot dries, smooth the raised grain with fine sandpaper and refinish that spot with stain, as needed.
Odorless mineral spirits and floor wax can often remove spots without the need to refinish the area afterward, too.
There are products made especially for hardwood floors that will clean and shine the wood without ruining it. Don’t use just any old household cleaner. Make sure what you are using is safe for your hardwood floors. If you use a rag mop or sponge mop for cleaning, make sure you wipe up any excess water, because sitting water can damage your hardwood floors.
If you need to restore part or all of your hardwood floors, you’ll first need to sand the floors with a professional sander, then stain them to match your current floor color (unless you are restoring the entire floor), then after you are happy with the stain color and results, you can apply the protective coating to keep your floors looking great.
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