Care & Maintenance

In order to maximize the durability, warmth and beauty of your hardwood flooring, it is important to care and maintain your flooring on a regular basis. Follow our hardwood care and maintenance tips below.


How to care for you hardwood flooring
  • Clean and remove spills as soon as they happen as excess water can damage the surface and seep into the seams of the flooring. Use a soft cloth or wet/dry vacuum to remove the spill then dry the surface thoroughly.

  • Sweep, dust or vacuum your hardwood floors on a regular basis – once or twice a week. Use a broom with soft bristles and/or a vacuum with the hard floor attachment only. By performing a regular routine, you will remove tough spots, dirt and girt which may cause scratches or stains.

  • If you have a major event coming up, make sure to clean your hardwood before and after using a broom, soft cloth or vacuum.

  • Your hardwood flooring should be cleaned periodically with a professional wood floor cleaning product recommended by a wood flooring professional.

What NOT to use on hardwood flooring?
  • Do not use wet mops mixed with oil-soap detergent, water or any other cleaning materials to wash your floors.

  • Avoid using wax, polish, oil-based or dust cleaners.

  • Do not use a buffing machine of any kind.
    Warranties by most manufacturers are void if oil soap and products containing wax cleaners are used.


Maintaining your hardwood floors?
  • Remember, preferable temperature should be approximately 17-23 ˚C (62-73 ˚F) with a relative humidity of 35-55%. Humidity should never be allowed to drop below 30% as this may cause gapping.

  • Use rugs and carpet runners in areas with high traffic. Make sure to clean and vacuum rugs thoroughly to keep dirt from filtering down and scratching the hardwood underneath.

  • Keep your pets nails trimmed regularly to avoid scratching.

  • Attach felt pads to the bottom of all furniture or use only soft rubber casters to protect against scrapes and scratches.

  • Save a few hardwood planks in case of accidental damage. Boards can be replaced or repaired by a flooring professional.

         

 


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