Ensure the lasting durability & beauty of your new solid or engineered hardwood floors with proper cleaning.
Protective Hardwood Maintenance
You can protect your hardwood right at the entrances of your home with door mats & area rugs. Increase the effectiveness of these measures by having family & guests remove their outdoor shoes before entering your home. You can encourage this with a shoe rack by the front door, in your foyer, garage, or mudroom. To protect your hardwood floors from dents or indentations caused by heavy furniture, add floor protectors to all furniture legs.
Your everyday care & maintenance routine should include sweeping, vacuuming or dry mopping your hardwood floors. Consult your manufacturer’s care guidelines & list of approved vacuum cleaners to ensure you adhere to your warranty requirements. To go beyond a dry surface clean, use manufacturer-approved cleaning solutions & follow all guidelines.
Preventative Hardwood Care
- Frequently trim your pets’ nails to prevent scratching
- Remove high heels and heavy boots before walking across the floor.
- Use a humidifier during the dry season & run a dehumidifier for inclement weather.
- Layered looks are in, and area rugs add not only style, but protection for your floors!
Hardwood Spill and Stain Removal
Accidental spills are a part of life, and safe stain removal is key to maintaining the integrity of your hardwood floors. Most common spills can be wiped away quickly using a clean, dry cloth, especially on hardwood floors with stain-resistant finish. Because hardwood floors are not waterproof, you should always tend to liquid spills immediately. For spills & stains that don’t wipe away easily, consult your manufacturer’s guidelines for proper care.
Below is a list of additional care & maintenance tips to help keep your hardwood beautiful.