Wood floors lend an air of glamour and style to a home. However, you have to maintain it. The good news is that if you take care of the floor regularly, you will not need to worry. Care of wood floor depends on the kind of sealant you use. You can use varnish, polyurethane, lacquer, or shellac. Out of these, polyurethane ensures that you do not need to do anything else after application.
- If you use lacquer, varnish, or shellac on your wood floor, you will need to use solvent-based cleaners and polish to maintain the floor. Never use water on wood floor unless it has been treated with polyurethane. First, vacuum the floor to get rid of loose debris and dirt. Then apply a one-step cleaner to using a wax applicator. This will keep your wood floor sparkling clean.
- If the wooden floor has been treated with polyurethane, you can use a damp mop to clean the surface.
- If you want quick results and sheen that lasts for a long time, vacuum the floor and then apply some liquid wood floor cleaner using a dry wax applicator. Allow the cleaner to soak into the wood and then remove the excess. After the floor dries, finish it off with a floor polisher.