Hardwood Floor Cleaning: Can I Do It Myself?

For your basic, everyday hardwood cleaning needs, feel free to do it yourself! But for the bigger things here in St. Petersburg, we can help you. If you want to keep your wood floors looking new, here are four things to keep in mind:

  • Sweep and/or vacuum often; dirt that sits for a long period of time will eventually become ground into the wood and destroy it.  Especially remember to clean high traffic areas as often as once a day, or add a door mat.
  • Wipe up any wet spills immediately. Wood is easily damaged by water, and any spill that is left can quickly ruin your floor. Take this into account when mopping also; use a damp mop instead of a soaking wet one.
  • Make sure you know what kind of finish your floor has, as it will determine what kind of cleaning products you should use. 
  • Choose the correct type of door mat or rug.  Some rugs with plastic backing can scratch the wood, and some dyes have even been known to leave a stain. Any carpet store will be able to help you find the right rug for your floor.

Unfortunately, these everyday cleaning tips will not help you in the case of emergency, and that is where we come in.  At Chris’ Carpet we can help you with all of your hardwood cleaning problems in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas, from water damage to scratches; we will provide unparalleled service for your beautiful wood floors. 

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