Thursday, January 30, 2014

Removing Rock Salt From Your Hardwood Floors

Rock salt is everywhere at this point of the year, and while it makes the roads safer, it really takes a toll on hardwood flooring. This often leads to wood floor repairs. At Precision Hardwood Flooring we decided to offer this advice when dealing with this winter time headache.
What you'll need:
  • White vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Floor cleaner
  • Warm water
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Rubber Gloves
Now it's time to get rid of those unsightly stains.
  • First put on your rubber gloves, some of the substances in this process can be harsh on your skin.
  • Second fill the bucket with one part warm water and one part white vinegar.
  • Use the mop for large areas that are stained, you can use a soft cloth for smaller areas.
  • Moisten the mop in your water/vinegar solution, do no soak it. Work the mop into the stained areas. If the stains are thick all the solution to set on the stain for a minute.
  • Wipe away the excess.
  • Repeat the process until the salt stains are gone.
  • If the vinegar doesn't cut through all of the salt, fill the bucket with warm water and the floor cleaner.
  • Remove any excess moisture IMMEDIATELY, not doing this could lead to the floorboards warping.
  • Allow the floor to dry.

Do not put any wax or floor sealer on your hardwood floors until the salt has been lifted. If you do the salt will be sealed in to your floors. These tips can be especially handy for hardwood floors in New City, NY.

Precision Hardwood Floors
31 Stillo Drive
AirmontNY 10952
Rockland County, NY 
(845) 369 8814

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