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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Clean Hardwood Floors


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Tips from Clean Results on Cleaning Hardwood Floors

 Keeping your home sparkling can sometimes feel like navigating a maze. Today, we're focusing on conquering a particularly tricky terrain: hardwood floors. These beauties add certain charm, but keeping them clean and pristine requires a special touch.


No need to stress. This step-by-step guide will transform you from frustrated homeowner to hardwood hero. Plus, we'll arm you with tips on mopping like a pro and reveal Bartlesville's secret weapon for sparkling floors. Clean Results, your premier residential cleaning service.


Step 1: Dust Like a Dust Bunny Whisperer

Before diving into mops and buckets, remember – prevention is key! Daily dust mop with a microfiber friend to trap those sneaky dust bunnies before they become permanent residents. Vacuum weekly to tackle deeper dirt, using the hard-floor setting to avoid unwanted scratches.


One way to stay on top of this task is to set a timer for 15-20 minutes. Put on your favorite tunes, or podcast, and give yourself permission to enjoy a cleaning session! You'll thank yourself for these preventative steps!


Step 2: Deep-Clean Diva on Deck (or, Mop Master Mode)

Now, for the main event! Gather your tools:

  • A bucket with lukewarm water

  • A pH-neutral hardwood floor cleaner (consult your floor manufacturer for specific recommendations)

  • A microfiber mop

Pro Tip: Skip the vinegar and DIY concoctions, as they can damage your precious floor. Invest in a good cleaner designed for hardwood.


Step 3: Mop Hardwood Floors Like a Maestro:

  • Less is More: Fill your bucket with just enough water to damp the mop – soaking is an absolute no-no for hardwood. Remember, you're aiming for a gentle dampness, not a mini swimming pool.

  • Glide, Don't Scrub: Work in small sections, gliding the mop smoothly across the surface. Avoid pressing down too hard, as this can leave watermarks or damage the wood.

  • Rinse and Repeat: Rinse your mop frequently in clean water to avoid spreading dirt. Repeat the gliding action until your floor shines like a freshly-waxed apple.


Bonus Tip: For stubborn scuffs, use a white eraser or baking soda paste (dampen a cloth, sprinkle baking soda, and gently rub in a circular motion). Rinse thoroughly afterwards.


Step 4: The Grand Finale – Dry Like a Desert Wind

Finish with a flourish by drying the floor with a clean, dry cloth or microfiber towel. This prevents water marks and keeps your wood happy.


Mop Mastery Bonus Round: What to Mop With?

For optimal floor-friendliness, consider these mop options:

  • Microfiber Mops: Their soft fibers trap dust and grime without scratching. You can find them at most Bartlesville home stores. These cloths are great to have around for all kinds of tasks, but keep these cloths only for your floors. Microfiber cloths come in a variety of colors. It may be beneficial to choose a specific color for floors.

  • Steam Mops: Great for deep cleaning and killing bacteria, but ensure your mop is specifically designed for hardwood floors. Read reviews on the mop and check your floor's manufacturer's recommendations for specific guidelines.

  • Flat Mops with Replaceable Pads: Convenient and effective, just choose the right pad for your cleaning needs. These type of mops make great options for when you're in a hurry. They also lend to easy clean-up.


Clean Results: Bartlesville's Hardwood Hero


Let's face it, sometimes life gets busy, and the allure of sparkling floors fades under the weight of to-do lists. When life throws curveballs, Clean Results, Bartlesville's premier residential cleaning service, will bring the shine back to your hardwood floors.


Their professional team is equipped with the knowledge, tools, and dedication to transform your home into a gleaming palace. They use eco-friendly products and tailor their cleaning to your specific needs, giving your hardwood floors the TLC they deserve.


So, why spend your precious hours battling dust bunnies? Sometimes the value of house cleaning services cannot be Let Clean Results be your hardwood hero while you relax and enjoy your weekend.


Remember, a clean home is a happy home, and with Clean Results and these handy tips, your hardwood floors will sing with sparkling brilliance! Now go forth, Bartlesville floor warrior, and conquer those shiny surfaces!


P.S. Don't forget to visit Clean Results' website or give them a call to schedule your hardwood floor cleaning consultation. Happy sparkling!


Get a FREE estimate from Clean Results here.


More peace!

That Clean Results feeling. You walk through the front door and feel the weight has lifted. Your home is clean. It smells clean. The floor feels clean. And now you can spend the rest of your day relaxing in the beauty of your home and/or doing what you love. Let Clean Results take the pressure off and help you enjoy more of your life.


Clean Results, LLC

3400 E Tuxedo Blvd Bartlesville, OK 74006

Tel: (918) 331-9082

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