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Is steam cleaning a good choice for hardwood flooring?

Friday, April 28, 2023 3:35 PM Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood Flooring in Greenwood, SC from Reagan Flooring
If you have wood flooring in Anderson, SC, you've picked an outstanding product that offers protection, timeless visual appeal, and lifespans exceeding 100 years or more. However, many homeowners have questions about cleaning their hardwood flooring, especially when it comes to steam cleaning, so here are some answers to help.

Cleaning is vital for all floors


Cleaning is one of the most critical maintenance routines for your flooring because it collects dust, debris, and allergens that can cause many problems. One of the biggest problems is a scratched surface that mars the visual of your hardwood flooring and could cause the need for early replacement.

We strongly advise avoiding steam cleaners for hardwood products at all costs because excessive heat and pressure can cause extensive damage. In addition, even for water-resistant materials, the pressure can force moisture between and underneath boards, where it will harbor mold, mildew, bacteria, and foul odors.

But even worse, the moisture will also start the rotting process, which can lead to the necessity for early replacement. The good news is that there are plenty of better ways to clean your hardwood flooring, and we can share them with you at our showroom.

Browse our showroom for your hardwood floors


Reagan Flooring is proud to offer an outstanding selection of flooring for homes and businesses, with excellent service and a commitment to excellence. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we provide guidance for any size remodel, large or small.

We invite you to visit our showroom in Greenwood, SC, any time you’re in the area, to browse our extensive inventory of quality materials. If you live in or around Greenwood, Abbeville, Anderson, McCormick, or Clinton, SC, we invite you to visit us for your hardwood flooring needs.