Caring for your hardwood floors

Extend the life of your Hardwood Floors

A typical solid hardwood flooring may be sanded 7 to 11 times to restore a smooth surface, extending the life of your beautiful hardwood flooring for generations.

A new coat of finish may be all that is needed to keep the floors looking new. We recommend a coat of finish for Water base (2-5 years) or Oil Base (5-7 years)

Keep Dirt off the floor

Use dirt trapping, walk-off mats or rugs at all exterior doors to help prevent dirt, grit and sand from getting inside the building.

Be careful of rubber or vinyl mats, as they do not breath and could discolor your flooring due to chemical reaction with the finish.

Prevent damages

We recommend metal chair glides as felt material will trap dirt and grit, plastic will abrade floor over time.

Keep high heels off the floor to prevent the denting of the wood.

Protect the finish of your floors

Finishes and certain chemicals in wood will oxidize and are affected by ultraviolet light sources, causing the wood and finish to change color. To avoid uneven appearance, move area rugs occasionally and drape or shade large windows.

Vacuum or sweep regularly

Vacuum as often as you vacuum carpets. A brush attachment works beautifully; avoid the beater brush.

Sweep or use a dust mop daily or as needed, but do not use a household dust treatment as this may cause your floor to become slick, dull the finish or interfere with re-coating.

Wipe up food and other spills promptly

Use a dry cloth or paper towel. Only use a slightly moistened cloth for sticky spills if necessary. Then wipe the floor dry with another cloth or paper towel.

Avoid the use of ammonia, alcohol, bleach and oils as they will dull many surface finishes or interfere with re-coating.

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