Dust is made up of tiny particles of matter, including pollution, dirt and other materials. In many cases, it is distributed through the air, and you may also bring dust into your home on your clothing or your shoes.
Many homeowners choose hard surface floors such as wood because such flooring is easier to keep clean. If you have beautiful hardwood floors from 50 Floor, you will still want to dust to keep them looking their best.
Why It’s Important to Keep Wood Floors Free of Dust
Dusting wood floors is important for a few reasons:
- Dust is unsightly. Dust leaves a film over your flooring and can in some cases even cause stains. It can dull the finish and make your wood floors look less than their best.
- Dust can damage your floors. Although tiny, particles of dust can be sharp and solid enough to cause tiny scratches on your wood finish. It can make the protective coat on top of your floor look dull, and it can make the protective layer less effective at protecting your floor.
- Dust can make it hard to breathe. For people who have respiratory problems or allergies, dusty floors can be dangerous to health.
Dusting your floors regularly keeps them looking their best, and it ensures everyone within your home is comfortable.
Tools Needed to Dust Wood Floors
Fortunately, dusting your wood floors is relatively simple with these tools:
- Brooms: Brooms with soft bristles can help you sweep away larger debris as well as dust.
- Microfiber dusters or mops: Microfiber materials are soft and are designed to attract dust and lock it in the cloth. This can make them ideal for getting rid of dust.
- Vacuums: If you use a vacuum on your wood floor, make sure to use a hard surface setting which keeps the beater bar from touching your floors. This is important to ensure your floors are not damaged. If allergies are a problem, look for vacuums with HEPA filters that trap even fine particulates.
Using one of these methods will help mitigate dusty floors. However, combining methods will ensure your floors are sparkling and dust-free.
Tips for Dusting Wood Floors
Many homeowners have their own preferences on how to dust wood floors, but some of the best strategies include:
- Using more than one method. As we just mentioned, you may wish to sweep the floors to remove larger debris and then use a microfiber duster to pick up more debris. A vacuum with an attachment can also help you get into the spaces sweeping can miss.
- Always leave floors for last. If you are dusting a room, start with the ceiling fans and work your way down. Dust will fall to the floor, and if you do the floors last, you will get this debris cleared, too.
- Start in the far corner of a room. This way, you can remove dust towards the entrance, and you won’t be introducing new dust as you work across the room.
- Look out for spots where dust may get trapped. Dust can hide behind furniture or in between pieces of decor. Be sure to clean the entire surface of the floor, even if you need to move items around.
Keeping wood floors clean is a breeze, and as you dust your floors, you’ll develop your own habits and favorite routine.
Are You Worried About Dust?
The right floors can help you keep your home cleaner by offering you a hypoallergenic or easy-to-clean surface. 50 Floor can handle the entire flooring process for you, from helping you choose the right options to save you money during ordering to installing your ideal new floors. If you need new floors, book a no-cost, in-home consultation with 50 Floor today.