Hardwood Care & Maintenance

You can protect your hardwood floors and extend the life and beauty of your floors with these simple guidelines.

• Wood is a natural product that lives in a comfort zone of 35% - 55% relative humidity, and between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure the long life of your wood floor, maintain a consistent and relevant temperature in your home.

• Sweep or vacuum regularly, since built-up grit can damage the finish and surface of hardwood. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar head.

• Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and hardwood approved cleaning products.

• Never mop or flood your floor with water or other products. This can severely damage the flooring.

• Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil or ammonia.

• Keep pets nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil and stains.

• Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects across the floor.

• Make certain furniture casters and floor protectors are clean and operate properly.

• Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on the floor.