Hardwood Maintenance

Keep your floors looking their best.

Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Regular care and maintenance are important to maintain the beauty and performance of your hardwood flooring. Cleaning removes dirt and debris that can wear down the wood surface, preserving the natural luster and prolonging the lifespan of your floors.

Regular Hardwood Care

Routinely sweep your hardwood floors; the frequency depends on the foot traffic your room receives. Some hardwood can be damp mopped, but check your manufacturer's guidance, and be sure not to let water pool. Investing in a professional cleaning approximately once a year can help remove buildup and restore your hardwood to its original appearance.

To protect your hardwood from dirt, implement a no-shoes policy and strategically place doormats at entrances. Additionally, consider using rugs in high-traffic areas to reduce the risk of dirt accumulation.

To ensure your hardwood maintains its optimal appearance, avoid dragging heavy furniture across the floors. Felt pads or furniture glides can be affixed to the legs of chairs, tables, and other furnishings to prevent scratches. Additionally, placing area rugs in places prone to heavy traffic can provide an extra layer of protection. Regularly checking and maintaining proper humidity levels in your home can also prevent potential issues like warping or cracking in the hardwood.

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Dealing with Hardwood Spills & Stains

No matter how careful you are, accidents can occur. But swift action can help minimize the impact of spills and stains. Immediately blot the affected area with a clean, white cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing, as it may spread the stain. For persistent stains, refer to your manufacturer's guide for recommended practices to ensure you don't void your warranty.