Simple Steps to Clean your Hardwood Floors

Beautiful hardwood floors are a wonderful feature to any home, but having clean hardwood floors with a busy family can be a daily chore. It can be difficult to keep a clean shine through dust, footprints, spills and all of the other wear and tear that floors normally go through. At Maid Teams, we know how much you love your floors. We love them too, and that’s why we’ve got a whole list of simple how-tos about caring for hardwood floors.

We’ll let you know what supplies to use, how often to clean, and a list of a wood floors worst enemies. This is an easy how-to with good basic information for every homeowner.

Here’s How:

Sweep wood floors often with a soft, fine bristle broom.
Vacuum once or twice a week to remove dirt and sand. Use a soft brush attachment to minimize scratching.
Since water is one of a wood floors worst enemies, get rid of water right away! Remove wet spills quickly with soft towels or a wet/dry vacuum, then dry thoroughly.
Use a very dry damp mop when mopping polyurethaned wood floors, since excess water can seep into seams and ruin a wood floor.
Consider using carpet runners (with non-skid pads) over wood floors in high traffic areas.
Vacuum area rugs and runners often so dirt doesn’t filter down through the weave and scratch the wood underneath.
Never drag furniture or other objects across a wood floor. Instead, clean the floor thoroughly to remove dust and grit, then use felt furniture pads underneath help the furniture glide smoothly.
Install floor mats at each entrance so you don’t track in dirt from the bottoms of shoes.
Be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations to treat flooring scratches and dents. If an area of the finish is damaged by water, it may be difficult to fix it.
Some floors may require periodic waxing and buffing. Get recommendations from the manufacturer for the specific procedures for your floor.


Use area rugs in high traffic areas.
Always remove spills promptly. While small drops of water may not harm the floor, be sure not to let excess amounts of water sit on the floor.
Find out cleaning and care requirements for your specific floor from the manufacturer.

If keeping your hardwood floors clean still seems like a daunting task, call Maid Teams in Athens, GA for all of your cleaning service needs.