Can I steam clean hardwood flooring?

Can I steam clean hardwood flooring?

Choosing wood flooring in Lakewood Ranch, FL, is an excellent option for many homeowners who prefer luxurious and timeless elegance in many rooms. But once the installation is over, how do you keep these surfaces clean and looking their best?

Some homeowners ask if steam cleaning is an option for hardwood flooring, and our answer is no. However, here are some facts that will help you understand the situation better for your floor cleaning.

Steam is hot and harsh

A steam cleaner's heat, moisture, and pressure can affect your hardwood floors, especially if the finish is weak or old. In addition, once the hardwood surface is breached, the products take on water damage as any other situation would cause.

Some steam cleaners on the market now claim to be safe for hardwood, but is that a chance you want to take? When it comes to investment in the size of hardwood, it's better to be safe than sorry.

What to do instead?

If hardwood floors are professionally installed and properly maintained, there should be no reason to steam clean the surfaces. Instead, clean up spills on your hardwood flooring as soon as they happen, and sweep on a regular or as-needed basis.

Mop with a dry or damp mop to pick up loose dust, dander, and debris. And call on us for messes bigger than what you can handle at home.

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LG Kramer Flooring is passionate about ensuring your best flooring results, whether your project includes a single room or an entire home. We offer products, installation, and consultation that can make a difference in your flooring experience.

We offer hardwood flooring from our Lakewood Ranch, FL, showroom that brings successful results. We cater to the communities of Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Sarasota, Longboat Key, and Parrish, FL, and we look forward to serving you.