Maintenance Tips for Newly Restored Wood Floors in Cambridge

Welcome to our latest article on maintenance tips for newly restored wood floors in Cambridge. Let’s look at all the ways you can preserve the natural beauty and longevity of your newly restored wood floors. With the right care, your floors can remain a stunning feature of your Cambridge home for years to come. Here, we’ll explore practical and effective methods for wood floor maintenance, ensuring your flooring stays as impressive as the day you restored it.


Regular Cleaning: The Foundation of Wood Floor Care

First and foremost, regular cleaning is vital to keep your wood floors in top condition. Dirt and grit can act like sandpaper, wearing down the finish of your floor over time. To prevent this:

  • Sweep daily: Use a soft-bristle broom or a microfiber mop to gently sweep away debris. This simple practice can significantly reduce the wear and tear on your wood floors.
  • Vacuum weekly: Use a vacuum with a soft flooring attachment once a week for a deeper cleaning. This helps remove dirt from between the floorboards.
  • Mop correctly: When mopping, use a damp mop with a cleaner designed for your wood floor. Avoid over-wetting the wood, as excess water can cause damage.


Protective Measures: Safeguarding Your Investment

To protect your newly restored wood floors, consider these tips:

  • Use felt pads: Place felt pads under the legs of furniture to avoid scratches and gouges. Replace these pads regularly, as dirt and debris can become embedded in them.
  • Rugs and mats: Strategically place rugs and mats at entrances and high-traffic areas. These act as a barrier, trapping grit and moisture that you might otherwise track onto the wood.
  • Avoid high heels and pet nails: High heels and untrimmed pet nails can cause dents and scratches on wood floors. Encourage a no-shoe policy and keep pet nails well-trimmed.


Professional Help: When to Call in the Experts.

While you can manage many aspects of wood floor maintenance on your own, there are times when professional assistance is beneficial:

  • Annual inspections: Having a professional inspect your wood floors annually can help catch potential issues before they become costly problems. They can assess any damage and recommend specific care strategies tailored to your floor’s condition.
  • Refinishing: Even with excellent care, your floors may need a fresh topcoat or a complete refinishing over time. This is a job for professionals, as they have the tools and expertise to restore your floor’s beauty without damaging it.


Embracing the Cambridge Lifestyle with Beautiful Wood Floors

By following these best practices for wood floor maintenance, you ensure your floors remain a testament to your home’s charm and your commitment to preservation.

If you have any questions or need further assistance maintaining your restored wood floors, do not hesitate to contact us at Floor Sanding Cambridge. Whether you’re up for a DIY routine or in need of professional help, we are here to support every step of your journey in-home care.

Remember, regular maintenance not only enhances the look of your wood floors but also protects your investment, ensuring that your home remains as inviting and impressive as the city itself. Engage with us today to keep your Cambridge home looking its timeless best!


Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please don’t hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901549 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet CleaningUpholstery 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.