Durability and scratch-resistance may make your hardwoods tough, but they still aren't immune to damage and regular wear and tear. Keep your floors healthier longer with a care and maintenance routine designed for hardwoods.
Daily Hardwood Care & Maintenance
Sweep, vacuum, and dry mop your hardwood flooring once weekly to keep them healthy, or more frequently in high-traffic areas. Make sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide and their list of approved vacuum cleaners before caring for your new floors. And when your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines.
For long-term care, take some extra steps to protect your hardwood flooring, such as trimming pets nails and removing your shoes at the door. Investing in doormats and placing them throughout your home will help keep dirt off of your floors. Finally, consider purchasing an area rug or two to keep your hardwood protected while visually enhancing your living space!
Dealing with Hardwood Spills
With pets and kids in the house, occasional spills may become a frequent nuisance. Luckily, hardwoods are simple to clean: just wipe away any liquid spill with a cloth as quickly as possible. Hardwoods are not water-resistant, so acting quickly will prevent stains and absorption. When it comes to harder stains like wax and nail polish, consult your manufacturer's guidelines.