Hardwood floor maintenance tip number one: Wipe up spills immediatelyThis may seem like a "no-brainer" but it really is one of the most important things you can do to keep your floor in good shape. Liquid is a prime enemy of wood floors so whether you spill a glass of water or track in wet footprints on a rainy day - wipe it up with a clean towel asap!
Hardwood floor maintenance tip number two: sweep it awayTiny particles of dirt can cause big damage to a hardwood floor. Keep your broom or dust mop handy and be sure to sweep your floor at least once a week - more if it's in a high traffic area.
Hardwood floor maintenance tip number three: take off your shoesWater, mud, stones, dirt... all of these things are tracked in on the bottom of your shoes. Invest in a tray for your mudroom and/or a simple floor mat inside your entryway to encourage the habit of kicking off your shoes as soon as your enter the house. If it doesn't get on your floor - it can't cause any wear and tear! (Bonus - this habit helps all types of flooring in your home.)
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