How To Care For Your New Hardwood Floors

ESSENTIAL CARE

"Vacuum or sweep your floor regularly with a soft-bristled attachment or broom, especially in high-traffic areas. This prevents gritty dirt and particle buildup that can scratch the wood’s surface. Don’t use vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head.

Use protective window coverings to block fade-causing UV rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight. Most wood types will gradually age when not covered, so it’s a good idea to rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help it age evenly.

TIPS FOR PREVENTING DAMAGE

  • Keep pet's nails trimmed and their paws clean. Pets can track in substances that cause scratching and stains.

  • Use a humidifier during heating seasons to help reduce wood shrinkage and humidity between 35% and 55%.

  • Wipe up spills and spots immediately with a Hardwood Floor cleaner ( I use Bona.) applied directly to a clean white cloth.

  • Use ice to harden tough substances like wax or chewing gum, and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper or a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the surface and wipe the area clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth."