Maintaining your hardwood floor requires know-how
Daily Care & Maintenance
A hardwood floor cleaner is useful in removing occasional scuffs or heel marks. Merely spray some cleaner on a cloth and lightly rub the stained area. Sticky spots can be cleaned with a damp towel or sponge, but do not use ammonia cleaners or oil soaps on a wood floor, as they will dull the finish and performance of your floor. These products will also affect the ability to recoat your floor later.
Since wood naturally expands when it is wet, never wet mop or use excessive water to clean your floor. Large amounts of water can cause the wood to swell and may cause your floor to crack or splinter. Work to minimize water exposure to hardwood floors and clean up spills as soon as they happen.
Spills & Stains
Occasional spills and stains are just inevitable, and if you have a house full of young kids, is practically a daily occurrence. . Educating yourself on how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring is important. Most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean, especially on hardwood floors with stain and scuff resistant technology built into the hardwood finished. Make sure you mop up liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water resistant. For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines.