Hardwood flooring is a phenomenal floor covering that offers one of the most extended lifespans in the industry. Professional installation and proper care can last more than 100 years.
Some homeowners want to know if steam cleaning is a good choice for their hardwood floors. Here are some facts that will answer that question and others too.
Steam cleaning and wood flooring
The most important thing we can tell you about steam cleaning your hardwood is don’t do it. Steam cleaning offers two characteristics that do not mix with solid or engineered hardwood flooring.
Heat and moisture can damage wood floors by themselves, so they could do extensive damage when combined. One of the most common problems is warped wood, which can lead to the need to replace your hardwood, even if it’s new.
Professional opinions about steam cleaning
Some flooring companies will say that steam cleaning is fine with the proper tools and techniques. But the truth is, you risk voiding your manufacturer's warranty if you do it.
Both manufacturers and flooring associations advise against using steam when cleaning these products. So, it's imperative to always err on the side of caution to ensure your hardwood flooring warranty remains valid.
If you have more questions about this process or cleaning in general, be sure to speak with an associate while you're here. We have answers to help you make the most of your new flooring.
Visit our showroom for more information on wood floors
At Vogel’s Carpets, we cater to all your hardwood flooring needs, from materials to services to advice. We care about your results as much as you do and work to achieve all your goals.
When you’re ready to find the best hardwood floors in Seattle, WA, visit our showroom whenever you're in the area. We service the greater Seattle area, with a showroom on Aurora Ave in North Seattle, so stop by today.