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The character and elegance of a hardwood floor makes it a favorite among homeowners. By following these maintenance tips you will enhance its timeless, natural beauty.

Place walk off mats at each entryway to collect dirt and grit that might be tracked in. These tiny particles act like sandpaper and will scratch your floor. Be sure to avoid using rubber-backed or non-ventilated mats or rugs as they can damage your floor - instead use mats made especially for hardwood floors and remember to shake them out regularly.



Sweeping your floor regularly will pick up grains of dirt and other particles. A vacuum cleaner, without a beater bar, can be helpful in between planks and other hard to reach areas. Once dirt and grease are gone buffing can help restore the luster.



Cleaning techniques vary depending on the finish of your hardwood floor. Manufacturers recommend specific products for your convenience. Floors with a urethane finish should never be waxed and require cleaners that don't leave film or residue. A hardwood floor cleaner is useful in removing occasional scuffs or heel marks.


Merely rub some cleaner into the stain lightly with a cloth. Sticky spots can be cleaned with a damp towel or sponge. Do not use ammonia cleaners or oil soaps on a wood floor, as they will dull the finish and performance of your floor. These will affect the ability to recoat your floor later.


Since wood naturally expands when it is wet, never 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.

Keep in mind that if a repair is necessary in the future, the replacement product may be a slightly different dyelot and/or texture than the initial installation. However, with time and usage your repair will blend in with original product.


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