Engineered wood is relatively water-resistant compared to hardwood flooring, making it a lot easier to clean.
Step 1: Floor should be swept regularly to prevent scratches and scrapes on the surface. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with a soft-bristle attachment. This should be done every few days, or as necessary.
Step 2: When your floor needs a wash, it’s best to use a damp microfibre mop, with non-abrasive detergent. Because of the veneer surface of the floor, you’ll need to stay away from acidic detergents, wax, and floor polish (unless specifically designed for engineered hardwood). To avoid dulling the shine of the surface of the floor, it’s best to stay away from steel wool, hard sponges, and textured cloths.
Step 3: Even though your engineered flooring has water-resistant capabilities, it’s still not a major fan of sitting in water for prolonged periods. The best way to ensure that your floor doesn’t sustain water damage is to dry it thoroughly if there is a spill, and after cleaning with a wet mop. After mopping with a damp mop, the best is to air the room out by opening the doors and windows, and even switching on a fan if one is available.
What Is the Best Cleaner to Use on Engineered Wood Floors?
Most multi-purpose detergents should do the trick – try reading the label to see if it’s suitable for wooden flooring. The word non-abrasive should be a key indicator that the chemical is safe to use. If you’re still uncertain, try to get advice from a flooring professional. They will usually supply cleaning equipment that complements and treats your floor.
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