How to Care for Your Hardwood
Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time to devote to your new hardwood floor's care, some quick and easy tasks will do wonders to protect the look and longevity of your new flooring.
Some good preventative maintenance will go a long way to keep your new hardwood looking as good as new for years to come!
Preventative Maintenance for Your Hardwood
Good preventative maintenance starts by limiting the amount of dirt that comes into contact with your new floors. It also means making sure your new hardwood is protected.
First, invest in floor protectors for use with furniture. This will prevent denting and scratching. It will also help if you buy some entry mats to keep from tracking dirt in on your flooring. You should also consider using an area rug for extra protection where needed.
Everyday care and maintenance should include sweeping, vacuuming, and dry mopping. If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines.
Dealing with Spills & Stains
Even if you're extra careful, sometimes stains and messes are inevitable. That's why it's important to know how to deal with stains without causing any damage to your floors.
With hardwood, common messes such as milk, pet accidents, and many other liquid spills will simply wipe away clean, especially with hardwood floors that are designed with stain- and scuff-resistant technology.
You should also always clean up liquids immediately, as hardwood is not water-resistant.