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While we love the Hygee trend in the winter months to help combat the short, dark days and colder temperatures, it’s time for a change. We’re ready to stow away the blankets, trade hot tea for cool drinks, and open up our homes to welcome spring. For those of you that have no clue what Hygee – pronounced ‘hooga’ -is, in a nutshell, it’s a lifestyle that hails from Denmark that embraces cosiness. Think snuggling under a mound of plush blankets, sipping hot herbal tea, reading by candlelight, and creating a soothing atmosphere. After months of being shut up tight, it’s time to dust away the remains of winter with some deep cleaning. Not to be overlooked, it’s also the ideal time to spring clean wood floors.
Cleaning hardwood floors does not have to be a laborious chore. With a few tips from our flooring experts here at Simply Sanding, you’ll have tidy floors in no time. Then, you can kick your feet up and enjoy a good book in the sunshine.
Cleaning Suggestions from Simply Sanding Experts
When we think of deep cleaning, it’s common that our minds immediately conjure up images of the most potent cleansers. However, if you regularly sweep or vacuum, your wooden floors don’t need to be “deep cleaned” very often. At most, about every other month is ideal. High traffic areas are no exception. So, spot cleaning areas that get grimy is the best way to preserve the condition of the wood.
Ideally, to spring clean wood floors, work in small areas. Use a mop made of soft cloth that is damp, not saturated with water. Allow the section to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next, to ensure that there is no lingering moisture sitting on the surface.
Finally, make sure you are using a cleanser that is made specifically for hardwood flooring. In, most cases, water alone works well to spring clean wood floors. But if you do elect to use a cleanser, make sure it’s safe for wood and that it won’t leave behind a residue that will end up attracting more dirt. Our shop has a great selection of the products we recommend you use to keep your floors spick and span.
Whether you’re looking to spring clean wood floors or are in need of repairs or refurbishment, Simply Sanding is your go-to source for all of your hardwood flooring needs. Our service area covers Essex, Suffolk, East Anglia, and London. For a free, no obligation quote or questions relating to the care of your hardwood flooring, give us a ring.