Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Keep your hardwood looking and performing its best with our guide.

Keep your hardwood floors in top shape with these quick tips:

Keep your hardwood floors in top shape with these quick tips:

1. Cleaning:

  • Quickly blot spills with a damp cloth.

  • Avoid letting liquids stand on the floor.

  • Regularly sweep, dust, or vacuum with a hard floor attachment.

  • Occasionally wipe with a damp mop or cloth.

  • Periodically clean with a hardwood flooring formula.

2. Avoid:

  • Skip oil-based, wax, polish, or abrasive cleaners.

  • Steer clear of steel wool, scouring powder, or wet-mopping with liquids.

  • Say no to using any buffing machine.

3. Spot Care:

  • Harden wax or gum spots with ice, then gently scrape with a plastic scraper.

  • Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

4. Protective Measures:

  • Use high-quality mats at entrances to collect dirt and substances.

  • Use floor protectors and wide-load-bearing leg bases/rollers on furniture.

5. Humidity Maintenance:

  • Keep indoor humidity between 40-55% to minimize wood expansion and contraction.

  • Use a humidifier during dry seasons; use an air conditioner or dehumidifier in wet seasons.

6. Avoid Damage:

  • Steer clear of sharp objects to prevent damage.

  • Be cautious with stiletto-style heels, spiked golf shoes, or cleats.

  • Keep pet's nails trimmed to prevent scratching.

  • Use caution when moving heavy furniture; use a dolly and protect the floor with plywood or Masonite.

7. Rearrange and Protect:

  • Periodically rearrange rugs and furniture for even aging.

  • Protect the floor when moving heavy objects with a dolly and a protective layer.

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