Do you have to maintain wood floors?

The simple answer is yes…  you do have to maintain a wood floor. Wood floors are a beautiful and valuable addition to any home or space. They add character, charm, and warmth to a room and can last for generations if properly maintained.

However, like any investment, they require regular care and attention to maintain their appearance and longevity. In this article, we will look into “why looking after your wood floors is so important” & “what you can do to keep your wood floor looking its best“. I will add a few images to show how beautiful our customer’s wood floors are and a video to show how we do our wood floor restoration process.

Why looking after your wood floors is so important?

Firstly, regular cleaning is crucial in maintaining the beauty of your wood floors. Dirt, dust, and other debris can scratch the surface of the wood, dulling its shine and causing damage over time.

Another important step in caring for your wood floors is to protect them from scratches and dents. It is also essential to be careful when moving heavy furniture or objects, as these can cause irreparable damage to your floors.

What you can do to keep your wood floor looking its best:

1. Cleaning:

Sweeping or vacuuming your floors weekly and mopping them with a damp cloth or special wood floor cleaner every few weeks will help to remove any built-up grime and keep your floors looking fresh.  

2. Protection:

To protect your beautiful wood floors, you can do a few things… you can place protective pads under furniture legs, use area rugs in high-traffic areas, and not wear high heels or other shoes that can leave marks. Mats at all entrances and exits can help.

Keeping nails trimmed nicely and short is an excellent place to start if you have pets. It is very easy for your wonderful wood floor to look bad with many scratches from your fur babies’ paws.

3. Restoration:

In addition to regular cleaning and protection, it is also essential to maintain the finish of your wood floors. Over time, the protective layer on your floors may begin to wear away, leaving them vulnerable to moisture and other damage. Applying a fresh coat of finish every few years can help to protect your floors and keep them looking their best.

After working closely with a wood floor restoration company, I have learned how important it is to address any damage or wear and tear to your wood floors as soon as possible. Scratches, dents, and other marks can be sanded and refinished… however, if they are left unattended, they can worsen over time and become more difficult to repair. Regular inspections of your floors, and prompt attention to any issues, will help to keep them looking beautiful and ensure their lifespan.

4. The Cost to repair or replace:

If you have just had your wood floors restored or installed, you will know it’s a large investment but worth it. However, it’s only worth it if you maintain it correctly.

Here are some of the fantastic wood floors we’ve had the honoured of restoring:

Here is a video wood floor restoration we have carried out:

This video shows how much love a wood floor restoration company will give to your wood floor.


So, as you can see, looking after your wood floors is a crucial part of maintaining the beauty and value of your home or space. With regular cleaning, protection, maintenance, and attention to any issues that arise, you can ensure that your wood floors will continue to look stunning for years to come.

To find a wood floor sanding company, check out this blog:

Floor Sanding Companies In Cambridgeshire

To see how you can prevent your wood floor from changing colour, this blog will help:

How do you prevent your wood floor from changing colour?

Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing and Admin Coordinator at Art of Clean.

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry-Cleaning service