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Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Protect your hardwood—and your investment!

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful investment. It is also a natural product that requires careful maintenance and cleaning to keep it looking its very best for decades to come. Follow these simple tips to care for your hardwood flooring!

Everyday care & maintenance

Establish a protective care and maintenance routine for your new flooring. Invest in entry mats and doormats and remove all outdoor shoes. To protect your hardwood from dents or indentations from heavy furniture, be sure to use furniture pads. Be sure to keep pets' nails trimmed!

Everyday care and maintenance should include sweeping, vacuuming, and dry mopping. Don't use a wet mop on your hardwood!

Dealing with spills & stains

Life happens on our hardwood flooring, and the occasional spills and stains are just inevitable. 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 finish. Tend to liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water-resistant. For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with your manufacturer’s guidelines.

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