Prefinished hardwood floors are extremely durable and easy to keep, however they aren’t indestructible. As the homeowner, it’s your obligation to take care of and maintain your hardwood flooring. If you follow our instructions, your hardwood flooring will look beautiful for a very long time.
- Relative humidity must be kept between 30-50 percent
- Be sure floor is clean before moving in, so small pebbles and debris don’t scratch the floor
- Install felt pads on all furniture. Sharp edges on furniture can scratch and damage floors. The brakes on the base of stoves and refridgerators will dent your hardwood floors. We recommend a product called”Glide Guard” to protect your flooring when transferring appliances.
- Office seats can be extremely damaging to your hardwood floors. Grit and dirt that build up on the caster wheels is quite abrasive and will wear off the finish on your hardwood flooring. A plastic mat onto your hardwood floor can be equally damaging. They can trap dirt and moisture on the surface resulting in damage to the flooring and the finish.
Cleaning Hardwood Flooring
The only cleaning product we recommend is Bona. Cleaning products using a lot of soap will leave a residue on your hardwood flooring, and will gradually make it appear cloudy rather than clean. Employing water onto your hardwood floors will also leave a film because the water will dry and settle on the surface of the hardwood floor. The water may also lead to harm to the finish on the hardwood flooring because the water is absorbed by the wood flooring that causes the end to confirm and crack. Never use Murphy’s Oil Soap, water, or a steam mop in your hardwood floors.
Vacuum or sweep your hardwood floors to remove debris and other solid particles from the floor’s surface. If needed, dry wash hardwood flooring to remove any extra dust not picked up from the sweeping.
Spray flooring with Bona spray cleaner and spread on the hardwood floor with the mop.
Before Bona solution is dry, then place two layers of paper towel between the mop and the hardwood floors. Buff the floor until dry, this can remove excess picture from the hardwood floor