Is your hardwood floor looking more dead than alive? If so, you are probably considering one of three options. Option one is doing nothing, which really isn’t an option for you since you are taking the time to read this article. At the other extreme, you could have your entire floor refinished. This would be very costly, at about $2.00 pre square foot plus the heart ache of moving everything in your house.
The third, and most reasonable, option is a thorough cleaning. This is something that you can probably do yourself, if properly equipped. However, we would love to help you in whatever way we can. If you would like our help, please call 412-567-4001, if you feel like scrubbing some floors, read on for some great advice to limit the time and effort needed.
To have great looking floors a few things need to happen. First find out if you have a poly urethane, waxy, or unfinished hardwood floor. To do this, drop a little water onto the floor and see if it beads. If the water soaks in, your hardwood floor is unfinished. Unfinished floors must be cleaned in a very specific way, dependent on the wood they are made from, and will not be covered in this article.
If you have a finished hardwood floor, gather a few items. You will need: vinegar, rubbing alcohol, dishwashing fluid, a ringer bucket, a ringer mop, and lastly a microfiber towel. Mix a half teaspoon of dish soap with 1 cap full of vinegar and 1 cap full of rubbing alcohol. Make sure to use no more than 1 cap full of vinegar. Next fill your bucket with hot water and let your mop soak for a few minutes.
I can’t overemphasize the point about using only a cap full of vinegar. Please use extreme caution with this mixture. If you add to much vinegar, you could ruin the finish on your floors. I would recommend erring on the side of caution when using vinegar on hardwood floors.
Use this mixture to mop your floor using a mop that has been well rung. Use your microfiber towel to wipe up any residue.
If you do this correctly, you will have a beautiful hardwood floor and no issues. You can repeat this cleaning several times per week if needed.
If cleaning your hardwood floor just isn’t enough, we would be very happy to give you a quote for floor waxing. After your floor has been waxed, you will see that like new shine that will impress your mother in law! For more instructions on floor waxing tune in next week.
Added tip: Make sure not to spill any water on your carpets, as this could lead to other issues down the road. Give us a call today and well show you why we are the number one floor cleaners in Pittsburgh .