Hardwood Care & Maintenance

What you need to know about caring for your hardwood flooring

Care and Maintenance

Protect your hardwood flooring investment

With proper care, you can keep your hardwood floors looking beautiful for many years.

Regular Maintenance

Keep your hardwood floors clean of dirt and dust by sweeping with a soft broom or vacuuming with a soft floor attachment. Regular vacuuming or sweeping will reduce grit and debris that will damage your floors over time. In addition, you should periodically clean your floors with a cleaning product recommended for wood floors. Never wet mop or soak your wood floors. A damp cloth is the most moisture you should use to clean your floor.

Clean up Spills Promptly

Clean up spills promptly with a clean, damp cloth. Any moisture that soaks into the wood will cause damage, so prompt attention to liquid spills is critical.

Use Throw Rugs

Throw rugs can help protect your floors from scratching and water damage. They are especially useful in entryways, high traffic areas, and in front of sinks.

Use Furniture Pads

Use felt protectors under furniture legs to prevent dents and scratches. Replace them whenever they become dirty to prevent grit from scratching your floors.

Ban Cleats and Heels

Leave your soccer cleats and high heels at the door. Anything with a sharp point will dent your floor when weight is applied to it.

Lift, Don’t Slide

When moving objects over your floor, pick them up rather than sliding or dragging them to prevent scratching.

Keep It Humid

If your home is dry in the winter, using a humidifier may help prevent cracking and gaps between planks.

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