Hardwood Floor Maintenance Guide
Wood floors are the easiest of all floor surfaces to keep clean and looking new.
Wood is truly the floor for a lifetime.
Step 1 – Always remove dirt and grit prior to cleaning your wood floors. This can be done by vacuum, swept or swifter.
Step 1 – With a tack towel (a towel that is damp) wipe your floors to get very fine dust and grit off your floor. We also have a cleaning kit available. The cleaning kit has: 1x 32 oz. Bottle of Hardwood Floor Cleaner, 1x Terry Cloth Cover, 1x Mop Head and 1x Mop Handle.
Helpful Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips:
1. Vacuum or sweep floor regularly. (Do not use vacuums with beater bars).
2. Remove spills promptly. Use a soft cloth to clean wet spills. Use a vacuum or dust mop for dry spills and abrasives.
3. Use Area Rugs on high traffic pathways and pivot areas: at ends of steps, near doorways, etc. All rugs should allow floors to breathe. Avoid rubber-back or non-ventilated rugs. When rugs are impractical, periodically check for wear.
4. Install felt pad floor proectors on “feet” of furniture.
5. Maintain the relative humidity in your home between 30% and 40% because excessive humidity can cause wood fibers to swell. Maintain this humidity year round, to control over all floor movement.
6. Never damp mop a wood floor. Excessive amounts of water can cause your wood floors to swell and cup.
7. Keep pet claws properly trimmed to avoid excessive scratches and gouges.
8. Do not use wax, oil soap or other household cleaners on your polyurethane finished wood floor. The use of these products can dull today’s floor finishes, and make refinishing difficult or impossible.