Wood Care and Maintenance

/Wood Care and Maintenance
Wood Care and Maintenance 2018-07-28T21:55:53+00:00

Hardwood Floors are very easily maintained. No wax, no mess. Simply use an approved cleaner and a specialty terry cloth flooring mop available at The Floor Store.

STEP ONE:
Vacuum or sweep your floor to remove any particles that could scratch your floor.
Warning: Vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head can damage a wood floor and should never be used.

STEP TWO:
Apply the approved cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop, not the floor.

STEP THREE:
Use a back and forth motion with the mop. When the terry cloth cover becomes soiled, simply replace it with a clean one. Cleaning the floor with a soiled cover could cause streaking. The covers are re-usable so simply throw the cover in the wash and dry it as you would any towel.

Protecting your investments:

  • Countersink and fill all nail holes.
  • Vacuum or sweep regularly.
  • Remove spills promptly using a clean, dry terry cloth and clean residual from spill with Surface Cleaner and a clean white cloth.
  • Use felt protectors under heavy pieces of furniture and chairs.
  • Use protective mats at all exterior entrances.
  • Spiked heels or shoes in need of repair can severely damage your floor.
  • Never wet or damp mop your wood floors. Water can cause damage to wood flooring.
  • “Maintain 40%-60% relative humidity to reduce the natural expansion and contraction of wood.
  • For engineered and longstrip hardwood floors properly installed over subfloor radiant heating systems, surface temperature should not exceed 85° F.
  • Never use oil soaps, wax, liquid or other household products to clean your floor.
  • The sun’s UV rays can change the color of your floor.
  • Keep animal nails trimmed.
  • Protect your floor when using a dolly for moving furniture or appliances. Never slide or roll heavy furniture or appliances across the floor.

If your floor becomes scratched or dull, repairs can often be made using repair accessories.