Amarillo hardwood flooring

Hardwood: How to Make Amarillo Flooring Shiny

Perhaps, your hardwood flooring installation isn't new and you're hoping for a simple way to make it shiny again. But, is it a possibility at this point? Actually, it is! And, luckily, Gowdy Flooring is here to provide you with our Amarillo, TX showroom professional advice. So, before you visit our flooring store to consider a new installation, try our time-tested tips!

How to Make Wood Flooring in Amarillo Shine!

Assuming that your top coat is intact and in good shape, the following tips should restore their original shine.

Employ Both Daily and Weekly Cleaning Habits

As tedious as it is to clean your surfacing on a daily basis, it's actually an excellent way to maintain that shine. As such, it's vital to employ not only weekly, but a daily cleaning regimen. When you omit this step, you run the risk of damaging the top coating, since continual walking on dirt, grime and things that are tracked in from the outside lead to scratches on the material. Once the top coat is damaged, then you'll require repairs. But, don't worry, this step doesn't require too much energy, and all you'll need is a few minutes a day to dry mop the wood with a quality microfiber mop. However, do clean your mop head every week to remove dust and other things that accumulate. Make this step even simpler, by adopting a "shoes off" policy in the house. 

Start With a Spot Treatment

After mopping the surface, spot check the wood to see if there's any caked-on dirt, or another equally yucky residue. If so, add a bit of water to soften up the gunk, then let it sit for a few minutes. Using a soft, clean cloth, wipe the residue away.

Only Use Mild, Hardwood-Approved Cleaning Product

After dust mopping, your surfacing will require general cleaning with an approved product. Above all else, don't use harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers, as this will undoubtedly damage the top layer. The best alternative is to use a mild, detergent-free solution.

Tried Everything But Still No Gleam?

Unfortunately, some surfacing may be too worn to restore with the use of cleaning products. In this case, you can consider: 

Recoating: If the wood isn't discolored or damaged, a light sanding and new coat of varnish should do the trick. 

Refinishing: If the hardwood is severely damaged, you'll need a "deeper treatment." In this instance, sanding away the visual problems and applying a few coats of finish works wonders.