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  • Writer's pictureNick Mastrogiovanni

Taking Care of Your Engineered Hardwood Floors


Hey there, fellow homeowner! Are you the proud owner of some stylish engineered hardwood floors? Well, you're in luck because I've got some tips on how to take care of those beauties. And since we all know that cleaning can be a bit of a chore, let's try to inject some humor into the process, shall we?

First things first, let's talk about prevention. The best way to take care of your engineered hardwood floors is to prevent them from getting dirty in the first place. So, if you have any pets or children, it's time to start training them to wipe their paws and feet at the door. And if you're a bit of a klutz (like me), maybe invest in some non-slip slippers so you don't accidentally spill your coffee on the floor.

Now, let's move onto the actual cleaning. When it comes to engineered hardwood, the key is to use a gentle touch. No need to break out the power tools or harsh chemicals. In fact, I'm pretty sure your floors will appreciate a spa day more than a deep scrub.

So, what do I mean by a "spa day"? Well, start by dusting or sweeping your floors to remove any debris. Then, grab a bucket of warm water and a microfiber mop (or cloth if you're feeling fancy) and give those floors a good ole' fashioned bath. If you want to add a little extra pampering, you can mix in a small amount of hardwood cleaner. Just make sure to avoid any cleaners that contain wax or oil as they can leave a residue on your floors.

Now, here's where things get really fun. As you're cleaning your floors, why not throw in some spa treatments for yourself? Put on a face mask, light some candles, and maybe even pour yourself a glass of wine. After all, if you're going to be on your hands and knees, you might as well enjoy it, right?

Lastly, let's talk about maintenance. Like any good spa treatment, the effects won't last forever. To keep your floors looking their best, make sure to sweep or vacuum them regularly to prevent scratches and damage. And if you do happen to spill something, make sure to clean it up immediately to prevent any damage to the wood.

So, there you have it folks - how to take care of your engineered hardwood floors. Now go ahead and schedule that spa day for yourself and your floors. They deserve it!

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