pre-finished hardwood floor offers high durability and
easy maintenance, it is not indestructable. In order to
maintain and preserve the beauty of your floor the
following guidlines should save you time and worry:
sweep or vacuum the floor to prevent sand or abrasive
dust from accumulating and scratching the finish.
manufacturers specified maintenance products for safe,
quick and easy maintenance of your hardwood floor.
outside and rugs inside at every entrance to prevent
sand and abrasive dust from accumulating.
Place a rug
infront of the dishwasher and the kitchen sink to
protect the floor from water, oily detergent spills and
under all narrow casters or replace them with wider
rubber casters. Avoid plastic casters.
floor when moving heavy pieces of furniture. Carry them
or place them on a rug, wrong side up, and slide the
rug. Refrigerators should never be moved without
adequate floor protection.
humidity level in your house must be maintained at
between 40% - 50% throughout the year. Problems related
to humidity level variations can be minimized by proper
ventilation, dehumidifying and heating.
Do not pour
floor cleaner directly on the floor. Always apply to a
cloth then clean floor.
any liquid to remain on the floor.
mops which leave excess water on your floor. Some
manufacturers recommend cleaning hardwood floors with a
mop rinsed in a water and vinegar solution - this is
acceptable so long as the mop is squeezed dry
Never use wax,
oil-based detergents or household cleaners. This may
dullen or damage the finish, leaving a greasy film that
will make your floor slippery and more difficult to