Hardwood Floor Services
Beyond the Surface: Hardwood Floor Cleaning
Clean, Protect, and Preserve
Stanley Steemer has been cleaning carpet for more than six decades. During that time, we’ve broadened our expertise, building on our ability to work with all floor surfaces. We understand the complexities associated with hardwood floor cleaning and why it’s important to properly seal and maintain hardwood floors. Cleaning hardwood floors can be a challenging task—one that extends beyond the capabilities of your mop or broom. They simply move the dirt around, and fall short when it comes to extracting unseen, ground-in dirt. Avoid doing things the hard way. Instead, rely on Stanley Steemer to extract the dirt from deep within the cracks and crevices of your hardwood floor. Imagine the improved air quality and circulation you'll experience when all that unseen dirt is removed from deep within your hardwood floors.
Our revolutionary hardwood floor cleaning process uses a high-speed rotary brush and proprietary cleaning solution to reach tough dirt and contaminants. As our technicians clean your floor, squeegees trap the dirt, and a powerful vacuum extracts both the dirt and the excess cleaning solution.
When cleaning hardwood floors, our experts follow up with a detailed hand cleaning for those hard-to-reach areas. Then we restore the pH balance to your floor with a professional grade wood cleaner, which effectively captures any remaining dirt and residue. The entire process is low-odor, non-toxic and dust-free—leaving you with one hard act to follow.
But cleaning a hardwood floor doesn’t end there. We take the hardwood floor cleaning process a step further by offering our exclusive maintenance coat solution. After your hardwood floors are cleaned, we apply our fast-drying maintenance coat for a uniform sheen that helps to extend the life of your floor.
You may also choose to protect your floor with Stanley Steemer’s Poly Coat technology. This durable solution dries fast and provides a protective layer to your floor. It creates a barrier against water and chemical damages, helps your floor resist everyday scratches and scuffs, and preserves the beauty of your hardwood floor.
- Vacuum or sweep floors regularly. Avoid using wax, oil soap, or other industrial household cleaners. Wax and silicone-based products compromise the integrity of your hardwood surfaces and makes cleaning more difficult.
- Remove spills promptly.
- Place indoor/outdoor mats at entryways and area rugs in high traffic areas.
- Avoid rubber-backed rugs or rugs with poor ventilation.
- Maintain consistent humidity levels in your home to prevent floors from swelling, shrinking, cracking, or exposing gaps.
- Avoid deep scratches. High heels and pets can damage wood flooring. Avoid dragging furniture across hardwood floors.
- Use Stanley Steemer® Professional hardwood Floor products
- Schedule Stanley Steemer® cleanings every 6-12 months.
When it comes to cleaning a hardwood floor, Stanley Steemer delivers the same expert service you’ve grown accustomed to over the years. You already know us. We wrote the book on clean.
How do you clean hardwood floors?
Regular mopping just doesn’t reach the stubborn dirt that lies deep in the pores of your hardwood, but our cleaning process does. This process includes an initial vacuuming of the areas to remove any loose dirt and debris, an auto scrubbing with an alkaline cleaner and then another auto scrubbing with a neutral cleaner to return the floor to its initial sheen. Edges are hand scrubbed, as are stairs.
Do you offer any kind of sealant to protect the floor after cleaning?
Yes, we offer two types of sealant:
Clean & Maintenance Coat
Clean and Maintenance Coat your hardwood floors with a combination of our deep cleaning and an application of our hardwood floor refinisher. First, we remove dirt and debris with our cleaning process, then we'll coat your floors with our Maintenance Coat solution. Our fast drying Maintenance Coat will leave your floors with a uniform, overall sheen. When cleaning just isn't enough, refinish your floor with our Maintenance Coat process.
Clean & Poly Coat
Clean and protect your floor with Stanley Steemer's Poly Coat technology. Our durable, quick-dry Poly Coat will provide a protective layer to your floors. After our deep cleaning process, we will coat your floor with an even layer of our Poly Coat solution, creating a barrier against water and chemical damage. In addition to helping your hardwood resist scratching and scuffing, it will leave your floor with a consistent shine. Keep your floor protected and looking good longer.