How to Maintain Hardwood Floors

This article originally appeared on Impressions Hardwood Collection.

The holidays are right around the corner and we want to give you some helpful Do’s and Don’t’s to do while you are hosting and enjoying the festivities of the season!

It’s always best to start with the Don’t’s:

  • Don’t use Oil Soaps, Waxes or furniture polishes. This will create a build up on your floors that will actually hold dirt rather than giving the look and feel of a clean floor.
  • Don’t use vinegar and Water or ammonia based products. These products break down the finish and will eventually damage the finish to the point where your flooring will have to be refinished.
  • Don’t use steam mops. A steam mop pushes water down onto the floor. It is easy to cause the finish to bubble up when the water gets under the finish. If this happens you will have to refinish your floor to get the bubbles out.
  • Don’t run your vacuum cleaner with the beater bar turning.

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