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The key to
lasting beauty of your hardwood flooring
investment is proper maintenance and
care for the life of your hardwood
floor. Included in this page are care
guide lines, maintaining urethanes
finishes, wax finishes, and the Do's &
Don'ts of your hardwood floor product.
Care: The Do's and Don'ts
Advanced finish technology and
innovative products make wood one of
the most beautiful and easy-care
flooring materials today.
offers these guidelines that will
help preserve a beautiful finish and
keep maintenance to a minimum:
Always follow the manufacturer's
recommendations (when known) for the
proper care of a hardwood floor.
the type of finish on the wood
floor. Follow the proper maintenance
procedures for the particular
Never wax a urethane floor. A
majority of hardwood floors installed today
have urethane finishes.
Never use sheet vinyl or tile floor
care products on wood floors.
Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause
wood to become slippery and appear
dull quickly. The only remedy in
this situation is to sand and
refinish the floor.
Consult with an installer, the
finisher or the manufacturer if
there is any doubt of the kind of
Place mats and throw rugs at
doorways, exteriors and interiors to
help prevent the tracking of grit,
dirt and sand.
Sweep or vacuum wood floors
regularly. General cleaning once a
week is strongly recommended.
let sand & dirt build up, as this
can act like sand paper and abrades
and dulls the floor finish
Never wet-mop a wood floor. Standing
water can dull the finish, damage
the wood and leave a discoloring
up food and other spills immediately
with a dry soft slightly dampened(
towel, always wipe dry.
a wax floor, buff to restore shine.
You may want to invest in a buffer.
not over-wax a wax floor. If the
floor dulls, try buffing instead.
Avoid wax buildup under furniture
and other light traffic areas by
applying wax in these spots every
other waxing session.
plastic or fabric-faced glides under
the legs of all furniture that comes
in contact with the wood floor. This
scuffing and scratching.
Remember: cleats, sports shoes and
high heels can dent any floor
Never walk on hardwood floors with
high heel shoes. Always keep the
heels in good repair.
moving heavy furniture, protect wood
flooring by slipping a piece of
cloth or pile under the legs or
covering each leg with a heavy sock
or half of a milk carton.
wood flooring in the kitchen, place
an area rug in front of the kitchen
sink to catch sink splashes and cut
down on wear. Walk off mats at all
outside entry points.
claws can scratch and gouge your
hardwood floor. Always keep your
pet's claws properly trimmed.
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Place protector pads on ALL
furniture that come in contact
with the hardwood floor.
Do: Place walk off mats
and area rugs in high traffic
areas (make sure they stay dry
and are cleaned underneath
Do: Perform routine maintenance
as recommended by manufacturer,
this should include sweeping,
vacuuming and/or dust mopping to
remove dirt and grit. Keep this
as a regularly scheduled event,
and stick to it. Always perform
this process before and after a
major event that involves a high
volume of traffic on the floor.
Keep high heel shoes in good
repairs , as well as keeping
your pets nails trimmed on a
Use WET mops
Do Not: Use ammonia
Do Not: Use dust cleaners
Do Not: Track dirt, clean
Do Not: Use other floor cleaning
Not: Wax a urethane/surface
finishes- NEVER !
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