Engineered hardwood floors are very easily maintained. No wax, no mess. Simply use a floor cleaner recommended for hardwood flooring and a specialty terry cloth flooring mop available from flooring retailers. Here's how:
How to care for you engineered flooring, three easy steps
Step 1: Sweep your floor to remove any particles that could scratch your floor.
*DO NOT use vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head as they can damage your wood floor.
Step 2: Apply the cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop, not to the floor!
Step 3: Use a back and forth motion with the mop. When the terry cloth becomes soiled, simply replace it with a clean one. Cleaning the floor with a soiled cover could cause streaking. Many covers are re-usable so depending on the cover throw the cover, wash and dry its as you would any towel.
Tips and warnings
Vacuum or sweep regularly.
Remove spills promptly using appropriate floor cleaner and a clean white cloth.
Use felt protectors under heavy pieces of furniture and chairs.
Use protective mats at all exterior entrances.
Spiked heels or shoes in need of repair can severely damage your floor.
Never wet or damp mop your wood floors.
Water can cause damage to wood flooring.
Never use oil soaps, wax, liquid or other household products to clean your floor.
The sun’s UV rays can change the color of your floors.
Keep animal nails trimmed.
Protect your floor when using a dolly for moving furniture or appliances.
Never slide or roll heavy furniture or appliances across flooring.