Hardwood floors are the common household floors, and they usually get scratched, dented, and faded with everyday traffic and stress. While these are fairly unavoidable, even with the most careful families, it’s easy to restore it back with some handy gadgets and proper tools to maintain the shine. It might be a tedious task with just elbow grease before, but now, you can enjoy the easy cleaning with ease.
But if you’re a family with small kids, it’s almost impossible to clean properly with messes that occurs every now and then (including tantrums and desire for attention). Your dedication to clean these floors eventually deflate into a want to just sit and watch the classic idiot box until time passes. But with these products, your cleaning will definitely be easier and you will have more time to play with your kids!
Ideal products you can get to maintain hardwood floors:
- A decent vacuum. There are the old vacuum models that barely gets into the crevices – so you need a better one. One of the main reasons why there are kids with respiratory problems is because of the dirt and dust particles they inhale from the house. So getting a vacuum doesn’t only make your life easier, but it makes your house healthier for kids.
There are vacuums nowadays you can schedule to clean and let it run around the house gathering hard to reach dust and particles that get stuck in between the cracks of the floor. While it may be an expensive product, it’s definitely a good investment to keep your house clean and spend more time with your family and friends. Besides, who doesn’t want to go home in a clean house?
- A sucking canister and a proper broom. There are products out there that lets you just sweep it in the perimeter of the machine and it sucks the crumbs and dust in. It makes the floor dustless and clean – compared to using a dust pan that needs to be aimed (and honestly, sometimes you miss and it just scatters the dust behind the dust pan).
So by installing this in the corner, you can simply sweep it in its perimeter and let it suck the debris of the daily activities done or the dust accumulated from untouched areas. It’s efficient, cleaner, and definitely more effective than a dust pan.
- A mop with a spinner bucket. There are a ton of products like these around the city, and they are fairly affordable too. This specific mop can never be too damp – it doesn’t leave water stains in the path it went to and it can just leave the floor with a light coat of water.
Before adding chemicals and items in the mix, you need to test it on a small portion of the floor (preferably the spot rarely seen, like under the bed or a furniture) and make sure it doesn’t fade out the gleam and colour. You can apply these cleaning chemicals evenly and even add a few drops of essential oils to make the house smell good.