Hardwood floor restoration or timber floor restoration is the best way to keep them looking like new. However, it can be a time-consuming and expensive process if you are not careful with how you go about it. This post will provide some tips on how to restore your wood floor so that it looks like new again without breaking the bank.
Use Vinegar to Clean Hardwood Floors
Vinegar is one of the most versatile cleaning products you can use. It’s a natural disinfectant, deodorizer, degreaser, and stain remover. Vinegar can also help remove mold from hardwood floors. Vinegar may not be as effective as bleach when it comes to killing mold spores, but it will effectively kill the visible growth that you see on your wood flooring.
Using vinegar to clean hardwood floors is simple: just mix 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts warm water in a spray bottle and spray directly onto the surface that needs cleaning. Let sit for 30 minutes or so before wiping off with a dry cloth or mop. You could also mix in some dish soap if you have tough stains or build-up on the wood flooring (such as grease).
Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Wood Floors
Hydrogen peroxide is a great all-purpose cleaner because it’s safe to use with most materials and won’t leave behind any residue. It’s especially useful for wood floors because it can break down the dirt and grime that has built up in your floor without leaving a residue or causing damage.
There are two main ways you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your wood floors: diluting it with water and using a microfiber cloth (or rag) to wipe away the excess, or spraying it on and rinsing off with water afterward.
If you spill some of the solutions on your floor, don’t panic. Hydrogen peroxide isn’t harmful to humans when diluted properly, so just soak up as much as possible with paper towels before proceeding with cleaning.
Use Olive Oil to Add Shine to Wood Floors
Use olive oil to restore shine to wood floors. Apply the oil with a clean cloth, and allow it to soak in for several hours or overnight. Wipe off any excess oil with a clean cloth. And use this treatment once every month or so to keep your floor looking its best.
Use Coffee Grounds for Wood Floor Scratch Repair
Coffee grounds are an excellent way to cover up scratches on your wood floor. They’re more effective than sandpaper and you can use a coffee grinder to get the grounds.
Coffee grounds work better than shoe polish because they have more grit, so they’re less likely to leave behind residue or build up over time. Use coffee grounds on all types of wood floors and furniture such as tables, cabinets, desks, and even chairs.
Use Toothpaste for Wood Floor Scratch Repair
The first thing you need to do is rub the toothpaste into the scratch using a damp cloth. Next, wipe off any excess. Repeat as necessary until you get rid of all scratches and marks on your wood flooring surface.
It’s important to note that if you’re using an oil-based finish or wax on your flooring surfaces, then this method won’t work for you. You’ll have to try something else in order for it to be effective at restoring your wooden floors back like new again.
6. Use Nail Polish to Cover the Ugly Scuff Marks
To color in the scuffs, you’ll need a cotton swab or a Q-tip and nail polish. Apply a thin layer of nail polish to the scuff mark. Let it dry completely. Repeat until the scuff is covered. If you’re in a rush, you can speed up this process by using a hair dryer on low heat for 30 seconds or so (but don’t melt your floor).
Now, you know the best ways to restore your wood floor like new again. It’s time to get down and dirty with some vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, olive oil, and coffee grounds. Once you try these methods for yourself, you’ll never look at your floors in quite the same way again.