Caring for your hardwood
To keep your hardwood looking beautiful and to help it age well, establish a proper care and maintenance routine that includes vacuuming, sweeping, and preventative maintenance. Your floors will thank you!
To protect your floor’s finish, use floor protectors under heavy furniture and mats at entryways to catch outdoor grit and moisture. Get into the practice of removing shoes in the home. This will help eliminate virtually all of the tracked-in dirt that can damage your floor’s finish.
Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt, grit, and particles that can damage the surface of the wood. Use a vacuum with a soft-bristle brush or felt-type attachment to get in between boards and other hard-to-reach areas. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar head.
Dealing with spills
Wipe up spills as soon as possible. Never wet mop or steam clean a wood floor. For deeper cleaning, use an approved floor cleaner and work in small areas using a slightly damp mop. Hardwood flooring manufacturers recommend specific recommended cleaning products for pre-finished wood floors. Using a recommended floor cleaner will keep your warranty intact.