Care & Maintenance
Sweep regularly to remove dirt and grit that can act like sandpaper on your new
Floors. A vacuum can be used so long as it doesn’t have a beater bar or abrasive
Use throw rugs (non-rubber backings) outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt
And other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors. This will help prevent
Scratching and dulling of the finish.
Considering that most species of hardwood change in color with exposure to sunlight,
It may be wise to periodically rearrange furniture and rugs to help keep a uniform
Appearance. Additionally, be sure to put up window treatments (blinds, curtains etc..)
As stains can dull over the years with too much light exposure.
Do not wet-mop a wood floor. Water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave
A discoloring residue. Follow manufacturer directions. We recommend using the
Bona system for urethane finishes. Popular oil-soaps and miracle as-seen-on-T.V.
Products are typically some of the worst products you can use.
Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened towel, followed by a dry, clean
One to blot up any excess moisture.
Put felt protectors or fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture (especially dining
Room table, chairs, or bar stools) to help prevent scuffing and scratching.
Avoid walking on your wood floors with cleats, sport shoes, and high heels as they
Can dent and scratch hardwood, especially if they are not in good repair.
When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is best to pick up
The furniture completely to protect the wood flooring.
Whenever possible, keep pets off your hardwood floor. “Accidents” and untrimmed
Nails are some of the biggest threats to the lasting beauty of your new floors.
Hardwood floors are VERY sensitive to environmental changes. Try to keep the
temperature and humidity levels constant in your home. This will help keep seasonal
gapping to a minimum.
Note: Even though laminate floors are more scratch, dent, stain, and fade resistant than
Traditional hardwood floors, most of the same maintenance principals apply.