• Robin De Rossitte

HARDWOOD FLOOR CARE 101



Regular hardwood floor care is essential for extending the life of your investment. With proper care, your hardwood floors will be around for many years to come. From unexpected spills to muddy paw prints to unwanted scratches and scrapes, hardwood floors demand special attention. That’s where Desert Rose comes in. We will restore the luster and beauty to your hardwood that every day wear and tear has reared its ugly head. In between professional hardwood cleanings, here are a few of our special tips for maintaining the beauty in your hardwood floors:

  • Vacuum or sweep floors regularly. Avoid using wax, oil soap or other industrial household cleaners. Wax and silicone-based products compromise the integrity of your hardwood surfaces and make cleaning more difficult.

  • Place indoor/outdoor mats at entryways and area rugs in high traffic areas.

  • Avoid rubber-backed rugs or rugs with poor ventilation 

  • Maintain consistent humidity levels in your home to prevent floors from swelling, shrinking, cracking, or exposing gaps.

  • Avoid deep scratches. High heels and pets can damage wood flooring. Avoid dragging furniture across hardwood floors.

  • Schedule regular Desert Rose cleanings every 2-4 years based on traffic and wear.