HARDWOOD MAINTENANCE                           

You’ll find a few easy maintenance tips below that will help you enjoy the beauty of your hardwood floor longer.

  • Sweep or vacuum regularly so abrasive dirt won’t scratch the finish.
  • Wipe up any spilled liquid quickly from your floor.
  • Watch out for high heels—they are hardwood flooring’s worst enemy after sand and water—and some kinds of sports footwear, particularly if they’re worn or damaged.
  • Put mats outside and inside entrances. This will prevent the build-up of sand and dirt on the floor.
  • Put mats in front of the kitchen sink, the dishwasher, and all kitchen work stations to protect your floor from dropped utensils and spills of water, detergent, and food.
  • Protect the floor when moving furniture. Use a mat turned upside down with a slightly smaller piece of plywood on top of it. Place furniture on top and slide it.
  • Avoid exposing your floor to sunlight and intense artificial light, which can cause wood to change color. 
  • This is a completely normal and natural phenomenon. The lighter the wood, the more pronounced the change will be.                          


Things to avoid : 

  • Do not pour cleaner directly on the floor.
  • Do not use a wet mop that can leave excess water behind.
  • Never use floor wax, oil-based detergent, or any other household cleaner on your floor. These products can damage the finish and leave a greasy film that makes your floor slippery, difficult to maintain, and impossible to refinish without deep sanding and complete revarnishing.
  • Do not raise or lower the temperature of a radiant heating system by more than 2.8°C [5°F] per day when turning the system on or off.


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