Hardwood Floors are an investment so you want to make sure that you are taking care of them correctly. Solid hardwood floors can last a life time, if taken care of properly. There are proper ways to regularly clean your hardwood floors and measures you should take in your home to protect your hardwood floor.
However, there is one thing you should be mindful of when taking care of your hardwood floors. You want to be mindful of not using wax and other “miracle” cleaning solutions as they could actually damage your floors. The thing about wax and other miracle cleaning solutions is that they often damage the polyurethane that is on your floors. Polyurethane is what helps to protect your hardwood floors. Wax begins to eat into the polyurethane causing it to wear down.
And the thing about wax is that once you start using it, you have to continue using it. It becomes a lot of work in order to maintain and keep your hardwood floors with the wax sheen. And the more wax you use the sooner that you’ll need to have your floors refinished.
Best to skip the wax and “miracle” cleaning solutions.
Instead you might want to consider getting your floors buffed. Getting your floors buffed and recoated with polyurethane is a better procedure that will also help to maintain and protect your floors, allowing you to go longer before needing to have your floors refinished.