For those who have hardwood floors at home, know that these are so beautiful and delicate. That is why to keep them properly and should be extended to consider several tips that will definitely help you keep them like new.
Wood is one of the most difficult materials to clean, as these tend to absorb liquids easily, losing brightness and go gradually deteriorated. However, there are some home tricks to enhance its look, and most importantly, prevent spoilage.
The first thing to do before starting the cleaning process is to remove the dust from the floor with a soft bristle broom and fine to be able to capture all dust particles.
Then use a damp but not wet only with water, but if you want you can create a mixture of 1/2 cup white vinegar and two of water.
Likewise, you can apply homemade products to make your floor look shiny and bright at all times. To do this, just place two tea bags in boiling water for a couple of minutes and then integrate it with a cloth. Alternately, mix 1/2 teaspoon olive oil in 1/4 cup vinegar or fresh lemon juice and use it as a cleaner.
Remember to always use a soft cloth and drain most of the fluid that collects in the cloth to prevent the wood from absorbing liquids that may damage it.
Also avoid dragging furniture on the floor, as these leave marks that will be very difficult to remove, but if this happens you can remove them by adding petroleum jelly to scratching and then remove the excess with a dry cloth.
Similarly, it is advisable to protect the floor with rugs or cotton dust sheets with the intention to avoid contact of wood with water, stains and accumulation of soil, dust and excessive sunlight.
Undoubtedly, applying these simple tips will wear your hardwood floors clean and shiny forever.