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Floor Care Guide

Hardwood Floor Care GuideHardwood is the most beautiful choice for flooring you can find. When it is properly taken care of it will last a lifetime. Click here to read our floor care guide and keep your floors looking their best for years and years to come!

 


Hardwood Floor Care Guide

Hardwood Flooring has been experiencing a resurgence of popularity in recent years. The is largely a result of improvements in the technology of hardwood floor finishes. These new finishes make keeping your hardwood floors looking like new, an easy task. Just follow these simple maintenance procedures.

 

Protect Your Floor

Place throw rugs in front of sinks in your kitchen and any doors leading to the outside where heavy traffic and trafficking occurs. However, do not do this until at least two weeks after the finish has been applied. Chairs, and other furniture that are moved frequently should have floor guards attached to the bottom of each leg to help prevent scratching and wear. Protect your floor from water damage with waterproof trays under all plants and by monitoring basements or other damp areas and using a dehumidifier if moisture is excessive.

Dust Mopping and Vacuuming

Regular dust mopping and vacuuming is an essential part of hardwood floor care. A good quality dust mop or vacuum with a bristle head is the most effective tool for cleaning dust and dirt off of the floor. To keep your floor looking its best, dust mop or vacuum at least twice a week. Dust or vacuum more often on floors with heavy traffic. When using a dust mop, it is acceptable to use Endust on the mop.

Occasional Cleaning

Spills and tracked in dirt can build up and will require more than dust mopping to remove. When this happens lightly sponge mop with a mild cleaning solution diluted with luke warm water. After sponge mopping, run a towel wrapped around a broom over the floor. The cleaning solution will loosen the dirt and the towel will pick it up. These solutions may also be used on a cloth towel for spot cleaning.

    We recommend the following products:

  • BONA-X Hardwood Floor Cleaning Kit (Available at Hardwood Flooring Retailers)
  • Glass cleaners (Windex works best) - 1/4 cup per gallon of water
  • Powdered dish washer detergent - 2 tbsp. Per gallon of water

Re-coating Your Hardwood Floor

Re-coating your hardwood floor is simple and quick. The floor needs to be cleaned and scuffed to microscopically rough up the surface for a good bond for the new polyurethane. A new poly coat or two is applied to your floor and the process only takes a couple of hours. How often you should re-coat depends on the amount of wear your floor receives. The floor should be re-coated before the raw wood becomes exposed. In which case the area would require a complete sanding.

 

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