We all know that awful feeling – staining your floors. Many of us think that if we drop something like oil, makeup or red wine on our floors it’s game over. What if we told you this wasn’t the case and there’s way you can rectify the situation? Most of us could do with tips on how to remove stains and that’s exactly what we’re here to do for you!
The first thing to remember is to act fast, no matter what flooring type you have or what you’ve spilt on it. If you are able to wipe it before it sinks in, then it’s more likely to come off.
Before you start panicking and getting all your cleaning products out, it’s important to assess the situation properly. If you know what’s stained your floor, then you’re best getting in contact with the manufacturer to ask for specific advice.
One of the most effective ways of removing stains from a wood floor is to use hydrogen peroxide. Cheap and available in most shops, it’s the most reliable way. Soak a cloth in the substance and place it over the stain and leave it for approximately 6 hours. The stain should hopefully be gone after this time, however some more stubborn stains can need longer.
In most cases, this should remove the stain and you’re fine. However, sometimes this is not quite enough, and a more drastic solution is needed. Sanding your floor down is a last resort and shouldn’t normally need to be done for at least 20 years after installation. You can sand specific areas where the stain is for example, but it does come with its own risk as it can sometimes end up looking uneven.