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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin:
Sheboygan, Kohler, Sheboygan Falls, WI
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Sheboygan Area Communities
Hardwood / Laminate Floor Cleaning

SINCE 1991

We Professionally Clean Hardwood and Laminate Floors

Hardwood flooring and its synthetic counterpart Laminate, have been two of the most-popular floor coverings for many years. Cared for properly (in other words, proper maintenance cleaning) and these floors can last a very long time. But just as with other flooring types, periodic professional care and cleaning is needed. Badger Carpet & Floor Care will provide your home and business with the professional flooring care that it needs.

Cleaning & Refurbishing

professional hardwood cleaning floors

Cleaning and maintain hardwood floors can be challenging. And if done improperly can easily damage your beautiful floors. Many professional cleaners shy away from this service, but Badger Carpet & Floor Care has the experience to maintain your hardwood floors safely and effectively.

Our cleaning process uses minimal moisture to remove the buildup on dirt and grim. We follow with a specialized buffing process that brings out the luster of your finished hardwood floor.

Did You Know? If you want to preserve your hardwood floors, they can and should be refinished every 5-10 years! Refinishing is different than sanding, which can be terribly messy and intrusive. Badger Carpet & Floor Care goes beyond just cleaning - we are here to care for and maintain your hardwood floors so they can last a lifetime.

We are serious about wood floor maintenance. So much so that we have dedicated an entire website to it. Check it out here!

How to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Wood floors, both solid and engineered, should be maintained in a similar way:

  1. Sweep & Vacuum. A lot. - Here in Wisconsin, people track in all manner of outdoor contaminants, including dirt, gravel, and salt. This stuff acts like sandpaper on your floor, grinding down your finish. Vacuum well and often, preferably using a canister vac with a very soft bristle wand head.
  2. Recoat Your Floors Regularly - Wood floors don’t wear evenly. Wear first appears in small areas near exterior doors and heavily-used areas like in front of the refrigerator, sometimes within just a couple years after installation. The ‘driftwood look’ in those small areas cannot be spot-fixed. Once the wear appears, you’re looking at sanding all contiguous rooms. Badger Carpet & Floor Care can recoat your wood floors in 1 day! Check out our Wood Refinishing Website that is dedicated to the preservation of your wood floors.
  3. Ditch the Steam Mop - Never, ever steam clean a wood or laminate floor. Wood can react wildly to extreme changes in temperature and moisture. It can be difficult enough keeping the ambient conditions of your home stable - do not amplify these changes with steam!
  4. Dump the Polishes - Many of the most-purchased floor cleaners on the market today contain polishes, finishes, or urethanes. DO NOT USE THEM! Murphy’s Oil Soap, Rejuvenate, Mop & Glo, Bona Floor Polish, Orange Glo, Weiman Restorer, Quick Shine...the list is seemingly endless. The same goes for wax - never wax a polyurethaned floor. These products add unwanted topicals to your floor which make them look great in the short term, but will cause problems down the road. ONLY USE neutral floor cleaners when performing maintenance cleaning on your floors.
  5. Use Rugs Cautiously - Rugs can grab dirty before it gets brought into a house or business and lessen the wear on heavily-trafficked areas. But they can also create unwanted effects. Sun fading is an issue with floors of all types, and hardwood is no exception. Adding rugs creates uneven fading which can be problematic if you move furniture around. Also, be sure to only use rugs with soft backings. Rubber and course jute backings will cause discoloration and premature wear (scratching) to the wood floor under them.
  6. Furniture Leg Protectors - Place floor protectors under all furniture that moves (especially beds) and replace them regularly. Loosely-woven pads absorb pieces of grit and are much less likely to scratch through dragging than hard or dense protectors.

But no matter how much vacuuming and scrubbing you do, the years of buildup on wood floors are nearly impossible to COMPLETELY remove without professional equipment. It’s not much different than dental care: you can regularly brush, floss, and gargle on your own, but your efforts can never really replicate the cleaning performed by a professional hygienist at the dentist office.

Badger Carpet & Floor Care is NOT certified in dental care, but we will bring those hardwood floors of yours back to like-new condition!

We encourage homeowners and business owners to continue a maintenance regimen, but then periodically have floors professionally cleaned. Are there kids and dogs in the house? Are people walking around with bare feet or outdoors shoes? Do people visit your business establishment? Then have your wood and laminate floors professionally cleaned each and every year. For all others, every 2-3 years should be sufficient.