Cleaning Cherry Wood Floors

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated October 12, 2015)

Cherry wood floors are a beautiful touch that anyone can use to help create a slightly exotic look to their home. Keep in mind though, that just as with any other kind of hardwood floor (or any other kind of flooring) you will need to keep it clean. The main thing that a person needs to keep in mind about cleaning cherry wood floors is that it is much like cleaning any other kind of wood flooring. In order to keep your cherry wood floors looking their best, follow these simple guidelines.

  • Sweep. On the average you should sweep your cherry wood floors no less than once a week. Your best bet will be to sweep the cherry wood whenever it looks like it needs it. This will help prevent any major build up of dust and dirt, while also helping to keep anything from getting ground into the nooks, crannies, crevices, and seams of the wood. It can be pretty annoying to know that you have swept the floor, but it still looks like a mess because of the dirt that got ground into the cracks.
  • Dust mop. If you don't already have a dust mop, then you need to go out and get one. A dust mop is essential in keeping your cherry wood floors looking their best. The reason for this is that a dust mop can help pick up anything that you may have missed during your regular sweeping. The smaller fibers on the dust mop can also go into places and locations that a regular broom cannot. You do not need to really use your dust mop anymore than once a week.
  • Mop. Since liquids in general are pretty much the bane of existence for most hardwood floors, it can be pretty daunting to think that you may need to mop your cherry wood floors. When this is actually needed (and it should be done at no less than once a month) your best bet would be to use something along the lines of Swiffer Wet-Jet for Wood Floors. This will allow you to make sure that your wood floor get's mopped, while also limiting the amount of liquid that is applied to the wood floor.
  • Wax. If you have a wood floor, then you should also make sure that it is sealed. The sealing will help protect the floor from the normal wear and tear that is expected in a home, and also keep you from needing to wax your floor every month. On average, if you have a sealed wood floor, you should wax the floor every two to three months. However, you will be the final judge on how the floor looks, so if you think it needs to be waxed, then wax it. Simply be sure that you use the proper wax for your cherry wood floors (surprisingly, most waxes that are designed for hardwood floors will work), and follow the manufacturer's directions.

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Doris Donnerman

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