HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANING SERVICE
Wood Grain, Beveled Edges, Distressed
Protect your most valuable interior investment with a restorative wood floor cleaning by Angel Dry. Our wood flooring experts will get the dirt that is stuck deep down in your wood grain, as well as the oils and soiled residue that gets lodged between plank edges and ends. Soil becomes trapped and compressed into the small crevices in your hardwood, stuck on the urethane finish and in porous and undulating surface areas such as with hand scraped and distressed wood floors. We use and recommend one product, and one product only, to deep clean wood floors – Bona Deep Clean. Our counter rotating brush machines reach deep in the tight wood graining, edges, ends, bevels, cracks, and crevices, such as knots and character marks and remove all of the trapped dirt that over time does damage to your finish, attracts new dirt, and makes regular mopping less effective.
Wood Floors Attract Dirt
When soil particles transfer to wood floors, most of the dirt is initially loose, and therefore easily spread to other furnishings. Unlike carpet and rugs, wood has a difficult time trapping dirt. Over time, some of the dirt builds up into the tiny pockets and crevices of the wood. On grainier hardwood species, like oak and hickory, soil also becomes trapped in the open grain. You test your grain “openness” by running your fingernail across the width of a plank. Filled faces will not catch your nail. Of course, if you do have a smooth or filled face, scratches and blemishes can be more prominent. Most wood floors do require a deep cleaning, at least every other year, to remove soil buildup from the plank ends and edges. Deep cleaning may also help protect your finish by removing acidic contaminants that have been tracked in, over months of use.
and easily dirty, most of the soil it is easily tracked and spread The most popular species of wood floors include oak, hickory, maple, birch, and walnut. Oak and hickory floors will have prominent wood grain, and typically the grain is not filled which adds depth of texture to the appearance of the floor and also serves to mask imperfections, scratches, and overall wear. However, with open grain wood floors, dirt tends to get trapped where mops can not reach. The same is true for hand scraped and distressed hardwood flooring; there is a tendency for soil to get lodged in the character, as well as in the edges and ends where the planks are joined together.
Care For Your Hardwood
If you have urethane finished floors, we strongly suggest using a lightly damp mop. Use a small amount of water on your mop pad for regular cleanings. Use Bona hardwood floor cleaner for deeper cleanings. Do not apply the Bona directly to the floor unless you use a Bona mop which sprays a small amount of Bona solution directly in front of each mop pass. Do not spray or apply water directly to the floor. Ensure that the mop pad is made of a microfiber for best results. It is important that you do not over-wet the mop pad; you should apply just enough water to help the mop pick up dirt. For regular cleanings, gently run your mop across your floors, in the direction of the plank lengths. This will remove loose the loose soil. Next, apply more pressure on each pass to remove grit and grime that is lodged in the crevices. If you need a very deep clean, it is best to use a damp microfiber cloth and clean by hand. You can use a soft toothbrush to remove deeply lodged dirt.