Hardwood floors can enhance the beauty and comfort to any home. They’re durable and can last for decades. In order to keep the beauty, they do require thoughtful care and maintenance.
When cleaning the hard wood floors, many people pay more attention to the dirty on the surface, but ignore the crevice where the boards join. Actually these crevices are rich in organic matter and warm and moist and can easily breed harmful microorganisms.
The main pollutants in the crevices of indoor wood floor are as follows
l Mould: Mould can reproduce rapidly in warm and humid environments, some of which can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and severe respiratory and intestinal diseases such as asthma and dysentery.
l Dust mites. Dust mites are one of the main causes of allergic diseases. It is possible to cause acute asthma at 500 dust mites per gram of dust in indoor air.
l Bioactive substances: Pet dandruff, hair, saliva, urine, etc provide good conditions for bacterial reproduction.
l Inhalable particulate matter: Bacteria can attach to inhalable particles that float in the air.
Install wood floors correctly
To prevent grooves of floors depositing dirt, first of all, it should be more careful when install the floors, trying to stop pollution from the source. When install the floors, many people will use keel as a support, which make the floors more stable. However, this method will make an overhead layer under floors. If floors are not installed by standard, there will be a lot of dirty falling down to the overhead layer from the grooves.
Clean and maintain wood floors
Maintenance for wood floors is very important. In order to prevent appearing cracks, wood floors should not be exposed to the sun, should not be wiped directly by wet mop.
Cleaning is another important step to ensure the health of the living room. In the case of crevice in the wooden floor, it should be cleaned frequently to prevent the accumulation of dirt. When cleaning wood floors, it is better to use a vacuum-cleaner to absorb dust and debris from the cracking site. If the deposit of dirt cannot be sucked out, use a small brush dipped in the floor cleaner to brush.