How to Clean Exotic Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring adds beauty and luster to a home. Exotic hardwood flooring is beautiful flooring.

Once you've made the decision to have exotic hardwood flooring installed in your home or business, you need to know how to clean and maintain the flooring.

Exotic flooring can be a little different from traditional hardwood flooring. The wood will likely have different colors and textures. Using the right cleaning tools and elements is very important.

Make sure you vacuum your floors every few days to prevent the accumulation of dirt and dust. You should also dust and mop regularly. Immediately wipe up any spills with cloth or paper towels.

Check with your hardwood flooring provider about using the best flooring cleaner for your particular wood. The wood should be cleaned with such a cleaner at least once a month. Never use wax, household detergents or an oil-based soap on an exotic hardwood floor. These things can discolor the wood, damage the finish and leave a greasy film.

Water can be very damaging to an exotic hardwood floor. Don't ever use large amounts of water to clean the exotic floor. The results will not be pretty. This is another reason why spilled liquids should be cleaned up immediately before it has a chance to be absorbed by the wood fibers.

Speaking of water, the combination of water and sand can be terrible for exotic hardwood floors. This is why it's a good idea to put mats near any entrances into rooms with the exotic flooring.


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