The Winter Basics

saltThe frigid winter months and mounds of snow are upon us.  This means one thing for your hardwood floors: Danger!  A combination of increased moisture and salt can potentially harm your wood floors and finish.  A wood floor home owner may start to notice a white film forming on the surface of the floor boards.  This is salt residue.  Not only is the residue an eyesore, but if it remains on your floors too long, it will begin to diminish the floor finish and shine.  It is important the salt and melt away residue are cleaned up as soon as possible.

Many times, the salt and melt away solutions are brought in from the outside on our shoes.  Some of this can be prevented by using a doorway mat.  Stepping onto a doorway mat when entering the home will prevent tracking the contaminants and moisture from outside onto your beautiful hardwood floors.  This is also helpful if you are an owner of a pet who frequently goes in and out.

An easy solution to rid salt residue and stains from your floors is to use Squeaky Floor Cleaner from Basic Coatings.  Basic Coating’s Squeaky Floor Cleaner will immediately remove salt residue and melt away stains without further damaging your floor.

Have laminate floors?  No problem.  The Squeaky Floor Care System is also designed to clean laminate flooring beautifully.

Micah PetersenMicah Petersen, Product Manager for Basic Coatings, spent the first 15 years of his career as a Research and Development Chemist before becoming Product Manager. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and a multitude of outdoor activities. For further questions regarding hardwood floor care and Basic Coatings, please email Micah at Micahblog@basiccoatings.com.

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