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Hardwood Floor Cleaning


When it comes to hardwood flooring, one of the most important things you can do is to keep them clean. Dust particles unseen by the naked eye can cause scuff marks and scratches on your hardwood floors when people walk on them. Just a simple sweep with a regular broom or a dust mop will do the trick in most cases, however, there is a deep cleaning that is a part of maintaining your hardwood floors and helps delay refinishing or having to replace them. If you aren't sure if you need a deep cleaning for your hardwood floors, then chances are that you probably do.

Your wood floors bring natural beauty to your home they bring a beautiful organic feel to your home. Having them professionally cleaned extends the life of your floors. Deep cleaning removes embedded dirt and debris and adds a protective finish which gives your floors new life.

What is a Hardwood Floor Deep Cleaning and Recoat?

Over time the polyurethane (finish) on your wood floor starts to wear. Little scratches and scuff marks will start to appear in the finish. During a deep cleaning and recoat we gently sand (abrade) the top coat of your finish. This buffs away surface level scratches and scrapes away dirt and grim. We then recoat your floors with a new layer of finish, lengthening the time needed between each refinishing, and protecting your hardwood floor. It's fast, dust free and very affordable. When we are done, your floors look terrific!

How to Keep Wood Floors Clean Between Professional Cleanings (Buff and Coat)

Sweeping Wood Floors

Sweeping your wood floors regularly will go a long way in keeping them look new. Make sure to use a gentle broom, swiffer, of vacuum. Dust particles that build up on your floors can scratch the surface and cause your floors to dull.

Mopping Hardwood Floors

As far as maintenance of hardwood flooring is concerned, the best preventative measure is by cleaning them regularly. Mopping is easy, just damp mop your floors with water, and your done. Do not use store bought cleaners like Murphy's Oil Soap, Mop n Glo, Orange Glo, etc. They cloud polyurathane finish and cause you to need your floors refinished. You also do not want to allow water to stand or pool on your floor. It can cause permanent damage or warping.

Floor Cleaning Chemicals

What most people aren’t aware of when it comes to cleaning wooden floors is that there isn’t a standard cleaning product to use which suits all the different wood types. So more often than not, people use the incorrect floor cleaners for their type of floors. Most of the cleaners sold in the grocery store will damage and cloud your finish.

You can usually find out what type of cleaner you should use if you contact the manufacturer directly, as they will know what works best. Water alone is best, vinegar and water is an option if the floor needs a little extra love. Alternatively, you can get in touch with hardwood flooring specialists like ourselves and we can guide you accordingly, and offer you the appropriate packages to take care of all your flooring needs.

Professional Wood Floor Cleaning

Though normal sweeping daily is important, sometimes a deeper clean is needed. Dirt and grime build up over time and aren't removed by regular cleaning. So sometimes you need the help of the professionals who have the right tools, oils, and cleaning products to clean your floor to the point that it looks almost brand new. That is where we come in, at Arlington Hardwood Flooring we have the right hardwood floor cleaning packages to reinvigorate your tired old floors.


If you have hardwood floors in your home, or even if you are considering installing them over your old floors, it is important to consider them an investment. Not only because of the money spent on it but because of the character and charm that it adds to your home. This is where hiring professional services come into play. When you consider how much it would cost to replace your floors due to damage, then paying for professional services is quite a bargain. Here at Arlington Hardwood Flooring, we offer competitive pricing and top-quality work which is sure to extend the longevity of your hardwood floors. We serve the Arlington, VA area.


A lot of people are under the impression that carpets are the only type of flooring that accumulates things like pollen, pet hair, and dust mites. The reality is that the same occurs in hardwood floors, and the above-mentioned accumulates within the floorboard cracks. This is why professional deep cleaning is needed now and then to help keep your home a healthy place for you and your family. This is especially important if you have small children who like to play on the floor. So reach out to us so that we can discuss the cleaning options available for you to maintain a healthy home.

Call Arlington Hardwood Flooring 571-771-2300 or fill out our request a quote form today.

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