Wood Floor Wax

by Karen Bates
(last updated July 4, 2011)

Having a wax floor in your home adds a look of beauty and sophistication that no other flooring type can offer. Wood floors come in various colors and shades, and can complement the look of your home whether you like a classic style or a more modern appearance. There are also wood floors to fit most budgets. You can find wood flooring in solid, veneer, or engineered wood types depending on your tastes and needs.

Wood floors don't require too much upkeep, but you must be careful how you clean and maintain them to ensure they last a long time and continue to look great through the years. Although wood flooring is not as simple to care for as other floor types can be, they are not too time-consuming to clean as long as you know the best ways to go about it. Generally, all you need to do to your wood floors is sweeping or vacuuming regularly to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris. A dust mop is also a convenient way to clean the floor.

One method you might want to use to maintain a wood floor is waxing. Waxing a wood floor helps to protect the surface as well as give it a beautiful shine. If you are interested in waxing the wood floors in your home, there are a few steps you should take to ensure a successful outcome:

  1. 1. Clean the wood floor area that you want to wax. You can use a vacuum and a dust mop to remove all traces of dirt and dust from the wood.
  2. 2. Apply wax in a thin layer over the floor according to the wax's directions. Keep it even and don't use too much. Once done, leave the floor alone for at least a half hour so the wax has time to dry.
  3. 3. Add a second coat, if desired, then let this layer dry.
  4. 4. Buff or polish the floor once all the wax has dried. This will help bring out a beautiful shine.

The wax will help to prevent water damage and stains on the wood floor while giving the surface a gorgeous shine. While waxing a wood floor is not absolutely necessary, it is a good way to help keep the floor in nice condition and give it new life. Remember that a newly waxed floor may be slippery, so take care when walking on it.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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