Your hardwood floors, whether solid wood or engineered, have a very long lifespan. The floors can be refinished when they become worn. But it's preferable to maintain them properly, so they always keep their' 'just installed' look. Eagle Flooring Outlet in Swansea, Illinois, provides any assistance you may need with floor maintenance. We have wood cleaners in stock, and we offer advice, too! We boast over 30 years of experience in the flooring industry.

Keep it clean

Since dirt scratches hardwood, your 'keep the floors looking brand new' plan should include indoor and outdoor mats as well as a cleaning routine. It's best to sweep well-used floors daily, while areas with less foot traffic can be swept bi-weekly or weekly. Use a soft-bristled broom, a dry microfiber mop, or vacuum cleaner attachments designed for hard surface flooring. Robotic vacuums can lighten your workload, and they are perfectly acceptable for use on engineered or solid hardwood flooring.

Deep cleaning

If you deep clean your floors every few months, you'll remove dirt and grime that is left behind with routine cleaning. Combine warm water and a hardwood floor cleaner in one bucket and fill a second bucket with warm water only. Dampen a microfiber mop, clean a small section of the floor using a circular motion, and rinse the mop in the water-only bucket. Then soak up excess cleaning solution with a damp mop. Do not use soap-based cleaners, which leave a residue.

If you're thinking about upgrading to wood flooring, Eagle Flooring Outlet can help you get started with your project. Our in-house bonded and insured installation team installs both residential and commercial flooring. We offer free estimates, and we beat the locally advertised price offered by any hardwood flooring company. Fairview Heights, Belleville, Shiloh, O'Fallon, Granite City, Alton, Freeburg, Waterloo, and Edwardsville are located in our southern Illinois service area. For personalized service, please stop by our 20,000-square-foot showroom in Swansea.