We all love dark shades. They are elegant, classic and have a mysterious vibe to them. But when it comes to the floors of the house, no matter how desperately you want to walk on a pitch black surface, no one will recommend you install one, at least not happily. Dark floors show more dirt and dust. Then the scratches are magnified ten times on the dark canvas. They make the rooms look small. Dark floors will make the rooms even darker, can not walk barefoot, who will take all the giant cleaning hassles, the fight is real. But what about the rich, elegant look of a dark floor, what about your affiliation with dark ebony, what about you being willing to take the hassle of tedious cleaning. So if you love dark floors, we say, go for it.
Our preference – dark constructed wooden floors
Here’s the trick. More than dark wood floors, we actually prefer dark wood floors. You may be wondering why the yes budget is one of the reasons, but not primary. Moreover, if you know the little tips and tricks for how to clean darkly constructed wood floors, the cleaning session may not be as boring as you thought, right? And that’s what we want to share right here.
Why we prefer dark constructed wood floors
We said that budget is not the only reason why we prefer dark constructed wood floors. Its relatively easy cleaning process did. Whatever you can not do with a wooden floor due to its fragile nature and high price, you can try with a constructed floor. The top wood layer will, of course, behave like a real wood floor does. But you can take care of it much easier and more regularly.
If there is dirt on a wood floor, you can take hours to think and examine and consider whether or not to remove dirt using powerful cleaning methods. The wooden floor allows once in a few months with wet mopping, and even if it allowed you once a week or a daily damp mopping, you would not do it because you do not want to undergo such a careful and gentle cleaning process. Thus, regular cleaning ideas go out the window.
Although hardwood is not that level of annoying, with the right products, we remain concerned. But if it is the less delicate and less expensive constructed wood floor, it will allow you to be less careful and fine. So if you are willing to save yourself money and lots of hard work and stress, just go for dark constructed hardwood floors. In kitchens and bathrooms we make it mandatory.
Cleaning of dark constructed wooden floors
When we have pretty much alerted you over dark wood flooring, side note, do not be afraid; tagline because if you love it, try it on the wooden floor too. Even more so when you have the budget. In any case, after the above discussion, let’s get to the primary point of the whole cleaning process with darkly constructed wood floors. You would not be surprised, but it is the same old, the same old. Let us now move on and repeat the same old but very important cleaning process of darkly constructed wooden floors.
Step # 1 – Remove dust, dirt, lint, hair, just about any nuisance
The headline tells you pretty much loud and clear to do thorough dusting. There is no alternative to daily dusting. Every day, twice, once in the morning and once in the evening. Follow it as if you are taking medication. If you can do it persistently, you would not even remember why everyone asked you not to install dark flooring because it always stays clean and shiny. For a careful and tedious cleaning you need machines and we recommend you to have a vacuum cleaner. It can be anyone and also if you can just get a robot vacuum cleaner too.
On busy days, the robot vacuum cleaner will perform the work according to the set schedule, and on the day you have time, you can thoroughly blow out all the dirt, dust, lint, human hair, pet hair, virtually any nuisance with your powerful vacuum cleaner. You will need the machines seriously. After all, you have saved a lot of money without installing hardwood. So invest some in the cleaning machines to make your job easy. Save energy, ample quantity, and increase the life of constructed wood floors.
Step # 2 – Dry dust once every two weeks
What is the difference between vacuuming and dry dusting. By dry dusting we mean dry mopping. And for that, we prefer the Swiffer stick mop with its very effective dry pads. These dry pillows work so well on the dust, even some stubborn ones, and these pillows absorb and lock dirt in them. Even after daily vacuuming, there is hard dirt and dust on the dark floors and they show poorly due to the dark shade. So just dry wipe the dark wood floor once in two weeks, and if necessary use only a cleaning solution on the most stubborn dirt. Not the whole floor. Rest the rest, keep it to the next step, which is thorough deep cleansing.
Step # 3 – Deep Clean every other month
Here comes moisture, water, liquid, heat, moisture, chemicals, etc. The top layer is wood, so no matter how much the constructed wood floors claim to be better at handling moisture than hardwood, one must be careful. Here, a high quality wood cleaner will do your job in the right and best way. You will need to do this once in two months. You can even make it three or extend it further as you continue to dust twice a day, twice a month dry mopping, and remove the accidental root pronto. So a high quality wood cleaner, even if it is expensive, will be possible. Just spray the wood cleaner sparingly on the surface and mop the floor.
This time, use the detergent on the entire floor. It removes all dirt that the dusting could not, like greasy mess and dirt. It will bring back the lost shine and you will not even use water. And if you do not have a wood cleaner, dishwashing liquid, vinegar and hot water solution work best on engineered wood floors. The amount will be a gallon of hot water, a cup of vinegar and a full cap of dish soap. If you use this solution, be sure to remove the residue with clean water and immediately wipe the surface.
Walk on the dark floor wearing shoes, slippers or socks, avoid walking with bare feet, wet feet or slippers, use blankets in the entrance and in front of the bathrooms, remove accidental spills and standing water the moment you notice them, basically take care of your dark wood floors, and the dark shade is not a matter of worry and panic. It’s about elegance, beauty and style.