Caring for Hardwood

Your new hardwood floor is a big investment. Protect it by following these simple steps:

  • Prevent scratches by using mats or rugs at entryways.
  • Buy a good broom and sweep regularly. A vacuum cleaner can be used, but use one without a "beater bar" to prevent damage.
  • Do not wax floors with a urethane finish. Urethane-finished wood floors require specialized cleaners. Most manufacturers have their own recommended products.
  • Do not use ammonia-based cleaners or oil soaps on a wood floor, as these can dull the finish.
  • Do not use wet mops to clean wood floors.
  • Wood will naturally expand and contract due moisture changes.
  • Clean spills as soon as they occur.