Floor Care Tips

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Everything You Need To Know
Hardwood Flooring Care and Maintenance
 

1. Maintain a consistent and relevant temperature and humidity level in your home:
Wood is a natural product that thrives in a comfort zone of 35% to 55% relative humidity and between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. By maintaining a consistent and relevant temperature and humidity level in your home, you can help protect your hardwood floors from damage and extend their lifespan.
 
2. Sweep or vacuum regularly:
Built-up grit and debris can damage the finish and surface of hardwood floors. To prevent this, sweep or vacuum your floors regularly, using a brush or felt-type vacuum head. Be sure to keep the wheels of the vacuum clean and avoid using a vacuum with a beater bar head, which can damage the finish.
 
3. Wipe up spills promptly:
To prevent staining and damage to your hardwood floors, be sure to wipe up spills promptly, using a soft cloth and hardwood-approved cleaning products. Avoid using water or other products that could flood the floor and cause damage.
 
4. Avoid using harsh cleaning products:
Oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products, and other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil, or ammonia can all damage hardwood floors. Instead, use gentle cleaning products specifically designed for hardwood floors.
 
5. Trim pet nails and keep paws clean:
Pets' nails and paws can scratch and damage hardwood floors if they are not trimmed and kept clean. Be sure to keep your pets' nails trimmed and their paws free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
 
6. Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects:
If you need to move heavy furniture or other objects across your hardwood floors, be sure to use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood to prevent scratching and damage.
 
7. Make sure furniture casters and floor protectors are clean and in good working order:
Furniture casters and floor protectors can help protect your hardwood floors from scratches and dents. Be sure to keep them clean and in good condition to ensure that they are effective.
 
8. Remove shoes with spikes or damaged heels:
Shoes with spiked or damaged heels can scratch and damage hardwood floors. To prevent this, be sure to remove them before walking on your hardwood floors. This is especially important if you have high-traffic areas or if you frequently entertain guests.
 
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