Hardwood floors look beautiful, but with that beauty comes with a bit of work and maintenance. Because carpets and rugs hide dirt and grime, many people seem to think that hardwood floor maintenance is, well, hard. In fact, the opposite is true. With basic maintenance and an occasional deep cleaning, your hardwood floors will stand the test of time. Especially with newer homes, floor cleaning is now much easier than cleaning older, more traditional hardwood floors with soft oil-finishes. Most new home floors are sealed with urethane, polyurethane, or polyacrylic seals, which require less upkeep.
So let's get down and dirty on how to care for your sealed hardwood floors; keeping them clean and gleaming for the long haul.