Wood Floors are a lifetime investment. Please be sure to follow these simple steps to ensure proper maintenance and
lasting beauty of your wood floors.
maintenance should include protecting the surface finish from moisture and heavy wear which creates scratches.
- Sweep, dust, mop or vacuum floor daily to remove loose dirt
and grit before it can scratch the surface of your floor.
- While most liquid or food spills will not harm the surface, it is advisable to promptly wipe
up spills with a dry cloth or paper towels. Then clean with a recommended cleaner.
- Never clean your hardwood floor with water. Never use products
such as soaps, detergents, and oil soaps to clean your floor.
- Only use manufacturer recommended products or a general recommended hardwood floor wood cleaner
- Place area rugs or mats at doorways to help trap dirt, grit,
and sand. Never use rubber or plastic backed rugs as they may damage the floor.
- Place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink to help catch
any water that may splash out of the sink.
- Maintain your home humidity level between 30% and 50%. Use a dehumidifier in the summer and
humidifier in the winter to help maintain proper humidity levels.
- Place protector pads on all furniture legs to prevent scratching and dents.
- Use area rugs in high traffic areas and make sure they
stay dry. Clean underneath rugs often to prevent trapped dirt from scratching your wood floor.
- Perform routine maintenance, which includes sweeping,
vacuuming with a soft brush attachment, and/or dry dust moping to remove dirt and grit.
- Use the proper cleaning pad and proper cleaning
solution. The cleaning pad should be slightly damp and well rung out. Make sure to always
use a clean pad/cloth each time your start the cleaning process. These pads/cloths can be washed after
- Keep high heeled shoes in good condition and
try to avoid excessive walking in heels or remove them before walking on wood floors.
- Keep pet nails trimmed regularly and avoid excessive playing with your pet on
the wood floors.
- Never use ammonia, oil soaps, or waxes.
They will dull the finish and create a build-up which will make refinishing difficult.
- Keep potted plants directly off your wood floors.
This will prevent condensation build-up, which can damage your floor.
- Do Not Use WET mops
- Do Not Use ammonia or chemicals
Not Use furniture dust cleaners or polish
- Do Not Use floor cleaning products that are NOT made for wood floors Do Not Use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products
on wood floors
- Do Not Wax on a urethane or water-based finish- NEVER !