Do's and Don'ts Of Cleaning Wooden Floors

Cleaning and caring for your wood flooring is simple. But there are a few guidelines you should be aware of to keep your floors squeaky clean.

  • Consult the installer, the finisher or the manufacturer if there is any doubt of the kind of floor finish
  • Place mats and throw rugs at doorways, exteriors and interiors to help prevent the build-up of dirt and sand
  • Put plastic or fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching
  • Trim and file your pet’s claws regularly to help prevent small scratches
  • Place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink to catch water
  • Sweep and vacuum regularly
  • Consult Clean spills immediately
  • Move heavy furniture without protecting wood flooring
  • Wet-mop a wood floor
  • FORGET TO Sweep or vacuum regularly
  • DON’T use oil base soaps

Hardwood floors are a lifetime investment and you have spent a considerable amount of money to add value to your home. Routine maintenance should include protecting the surface finish from moisture and heavy wear, which creates scratches.