Hardwood Floor Care Guide

Keeping your hardwood floors looking beautiful is easier than you think. Today’s hardwood floors can be cared for with minimal effort, and in most cases, a little preventive maintenance will keep your floors looking beautiful for years to come.

What To Do

  • Vacuum or sweep floor regularly.
  • General cleaning once every week is recommended.
  • Remove spills promptly using a mop or dry cloth.
  • Place mats at exterior doors to trap sand and dirt. Use area rugs in high traffic pathways.
  • Use protective pads or caps on furniture legs.

What Not To Do

  • Don’t let sand and dirt or grit build up. They can act like sandpaper and actually abrade and dull your floor finish.
  • Don’t damp mop hardwood floors. Too much water can cause the floor to swell or warp.
  • Don’t let your pets’ claws go untrimmed. Proper claw trimming helps avoid scratches and gouges.
  • You should avoid walking on your floors with cleats or high heels. These can dent your floor and scratch the finish.