Having a nice hardwood floor is always a great thing. But how do you keep your hardwood floors as clean as when Enedix Flooring laid them in your home? The answer to keeping your hardwood floors looking like new is very simple. There are several different steps to help you maintain your flooring. The first step is the basic cleaning. You begin this by running a cloth over your floor that has been treated with some form of a dusting agent. This allows you to pick up any dust or dirt that may be on your floor. For a more thorough cleaning, you can use a vacuum cleaner with a floor-brush attachment. Only use this type of attachment since some of the others may scratch your floor. For any deeper cleaning, there is a separate process that you can follow. This is to help remove the oil and daily grime that will build up on your floor. For this type of cleaning you will use a wood-cleaning product. Make sure you follow the instructions for preparing your mixture. Make sure that whatever you mop with is only damp and is not dripping wet. After using the mixture, mop with clean water if required by your cleaning product. Go over the room and make sure to get up an excess liquid to keep from damaging your floor. There are some tricks that you can use if you have some stubborn marks to get up and your floor has a soft-oil finish. Steel wool and floor wax are useful in trying to remove dark spots, pet stains, heel marks, water marks or white stains. For any oil-based stains there is a separate process to clean these up. You will start by rubbing the area with a soft cloth and dishwashing detergent (the kind for the sink and not for the dishwasher). Rinse the area with clear water. Repeat this as needed and let the area dry. Once it is dry, use sandpaper to finish the area you worked on. These are just some of the basic steps you can take to help keep up the maintenance on your hardwood flooring. You can always do additional maintenance on your floor to keep it to the level of clean that you want to maintain but these steps are great places to start. If you can clean the floor for the basic cleaning at least once a week than everything else is just basic maintenance and will be no problem for you.