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Tips for Taking Care of Hardwood Floors #HouseExpertsTips for Taking Care of Hardwood Floors #HouseExperts

If you are to walk through my house, you will see a lot of hardwood flooring throughout. It has taken me many years to learn how to take care of my hardwood floors like they’re meant to be. Make sure your hardwood floors stay looking awesome with these tips.

1. Be aware of what’s on your shoes

If you have kids in baseball or any other extracurricular activity with special shoes, you must be aware. You don’t want them walking on your hardwood floors with those shoes. Trust me, I have learned the hard way.

2. Don’t use oil soaps on your floors.

This is also a lesson that I have learned the hard way. The oil soaps can have long lasting effects on your floors. It’s amazing what oil soaps can do to your floors without you realizing. I just try and avoid it at all costs. For your info, using a non-wax wood floor cleaner is always best. Wax can build up and do ugly things to your hardwood floors.

3. Don’t forget about the doormats.

It’s amazing what people can drag through your house before they wipe off their feet. I like to put several doormats in the front and back of the house. Getting all the gunk off the shoes before coming in is important.

4. Invest in good flooring.

Something I have noticed about hardwood floors is that they are not all created equal. Investing in good hardwoods floors can help them last a long time. I mean, the floors in your home are put to the ultimate test daily. Whether you’re looking for hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, or carpet, Sears has you covered. I’m looking at getting carpet for a few of our rooms, so Sears has been a great way for us to get what we need at an awesome price.

Did you know that Sears offers the top brands and you can get free in-home installation? They’ll walk you through the whole process! Adding a fresh look to your home and giving your floors new life is going to change the way you look at your home.

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Up to 12 month Special Financing available on installed Flooring purchases over $1,500. Offer good through 1/31/2017. Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer. Purchase requirement before taxes and after other discounts and must be made in a single transaction.

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  1. I would love to have wood floors! They make the house look so classy! These are some great steps and I will use some of them on my faux wood floors.

  2. Reesa Lewandowski

    When we put our floors in, I had no idea what to do with them! This is so helpful

  3. These are great tips. We have hardwood in our upstairs.

  4. I love my hard wood floors! My trick is also to clean them up every other week and sweep them every week. Keeping them clean, preserves them! 

  5. Our house is all wood. So much easier to clean if you ask me. I’m glad that’s what I chose when we built. Great tips, thanks!

  6. Amy Desrosiers

    Oh man, I learned the hard way that oil based soaps are awful for the floors. I created an oily slip and slide with my floors when I used it!

  7. Lisa Bristol

    I had no idea oil soaps were bad for wood floors. Thanks for the great info. We are planning on getting rid of our carpet next year.

  8. Oriana Romero

    It is so important to get a good quality floor. We just changed all of our floors and I have been looking for tips on how to care for the wood.

  9. Tammi Roy

    I love how easy it is to care for my hardwood floors. I would never go back to carpet. Thanks for the great tips.

  10. Thanks for these tips! We’re looking to replace our hardwood floors with a different color. I’ll be sure to check out Sears.

  11. Hardwood floors can look so gorgeous as long as they are taken care of properly. It doesn’t take much to scuff them up.

  12. These are great tips. We just moved and no longer have hardwoods, but these would have come in handy when we did. I will have to pass them along. Love how beautiful they look when hard wood floors are taken care of.

  13. Thanks for the great tips. Hardwood floors can be so hard to take care of! This will make it easier.

  14. We have hardwood floors throughout our house and I’ve been looking for ways to spruce them up! These are some really great tips! Thanks for sharing 

  15. oh i have a friend who has hardwood floors and she is always so annoyed when it comes to the care. i will share this. it may help her a lot.

  16. Great list of rules! I think the best rule to follow is invest in a product and it will give back to you! Good floors will last. You get what you pay for!

  17. I grew up with all wood flooring and it’s definitely my preference! It takes a little extra love and care though to keep them looking great. Thanks for the tips!

  18. Great tips on caring for hardwood floors. They can be a joy and pain especially in a house full of men and a dog. But I wouldn’t have it any other way – love my hardwood floors.

  19. We just moved into a house with all hard wood and it is so important to keep our shoes off to keep it clean. Unfortunately my little boys like to zoom all over the floors but thankfully you can’t notice the scratches yet.

  20. These are very helpful tips. Soap leaves white spots on your floor, so I make sure to use only water and sometimes, vinegar when cleaning.

  21. CourtneyLynne

    Omg great tips!!! We have wood floors and let me tell you, I can’t stress #2 enough!!! 

  22. We just put laminate floors down in our home. I have had to figure out how to keep them clean. We are also about to move to an apartment that has faux hardwood in the entire unit. I think they are so much easier to clean too. I try to dry mop them every other day. It helps keep the allergens at bay.

  23. Rosie

    I have wood floors, and would like to take better care of them, these are good tips!

  24. adriana

    These are such great tips!! My entire house (aside from the kitchen and bathrooms) is hard wood – and I always stress about keeping them clean and fresh! Love this!

  25. We just moved into an apartment that came with hardwood floors and we try to be very careful with it.  The shoes is something very important and we always try to take them before we walk into the apartment that way if their is anything one them we don’t drag it in.

    Silvia
    http://www.lovelysilvia.com

  26. Jeanine

    Great tips! My whole house is hard wood and sometimes I fear having kids and hardwood. These tips will be helpful!

  27. michele d

    I really wish that I had hardwood floors. It’s something about them that brings style to any room. I have carpet and tile and they’re a pain to keep clean.

  28. I love their financing options. We’ve been looking around for new floors for the kitchen. Hardwood is our first choice.

  29. I honestly didn’t know about not using the soaps on your floors. Something I will stop doing, I feel like I am ruining my pretty floors! These are fabulous tips .:)

  30. Our apartment came with old hardwood floors that the landlord was supposed to fix up before we moved in but he didn’t, I am not super happy with them and my next house project I want to tackle is replacing them. Seems like the prior tenants didn’t care for them very well which is such a shame as they are a solid and very quality wood.

  31. I would love to have wood floors. Maybe when we buy a house!

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