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Routine Hardwood Flooring

Care & Maintenance

What You Need To Know

Maintaining Hardwood Floors

Use the following tips when cleaning messes off your hardwood floors:

  • Use a clean, damp cloth to blot spills as they occur
  • Spills from oil, paint, markers, makeup, ink, etc. can be cleaned up with acetone applied to a damp cloth
  • For solid spills like wax and chewing gum, use an ice cube to harden the spill before gently scraping it away
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Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance for your hardwood floors should consist of the following:

  • Sweep, dust, and vacuum your floor regularly to prevent dirt accumulation that could scratch and dull your hardwood
  • Place protective mats at all entrances to collect dirt and debris that would otherwise be tracked in on shoes
  • Add floor protectors on all furniture legs and take care when moving heavy furniture
  • Maintain the relative humidity of your home to minimize the expansion and contraction of wood floors
  • Keep pets’ nails trimmed to minimize scratches
  • Occasionally rearrange furniture and rugs to allow floors to age evenly and receive even UV exposure
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