hardwood flooring monmouth countyMay is a time for change. We see more of the sun and flowers begin to bloom. For many Monmouth County homeowners, May means that it’s time to clean and reorganize. At Floor Coverings International Monmouth County, we share our knowledge of all things hardwood flooring with our customers in the greater Monmouth and Ocean County areas. Here is some advice to help you make sure that you don’t miss your hardwood when it’s time for spring-cleaning.

Sweep and Vacuum

One of the most important things you can do with hardwood maintenance is sweeping and vacuuming your floors. In the summer and spring, we spend more time outdoors. That means that more dirt and grit is tracked in. That coupled with the dust from the winter puts your floors at a high risk for wear and scratches. Vacuuming isn’t just for carpeting; whip out the Hoover every week to help keep your hardwood looking great. Just be sure that your vacuum cleaner is hardwood safe—it doesn’t have any hard plastic that can mar your floors.

Mop

Gently mopping your hardwood can help remove anything that the vacuum misses. The key word here is “gently”. Scrubbing hardwood flooring is always a bad idea because it can wear away at your finish. Be sure to avoid standing water as it can cause your hardwood floors to warp. Simply wipe your hardwood with a damp rag and a hardwood-safe cleaner or polish. Visit your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Monmouth County if you need help finding hardwood-friendly flooring products.

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At Floor Coverings International Monmouth County, we help Monmouth County families find their dream floors. We are the highest rated local flooring provider because of our quality products, friendly service, and efficient installers. Call today to schedule a free consultation and compare hardwood samples from the comfort of your living room.

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