Nothing quite compares to the timeless look of hardwood flooring. The elegance, durability, versatility, and variety makes hardwood flooring the most popular flooring choice in homes today. With the character it brings to your home comes the need to maintain them. While this might seem like a daunting task, following these tips will ensure that your hardwood floors stay in top condition for years to come.
Hardwood Flooring Maintenance Tips
Don’t use anything other than hardwood floor targeted cleaning products on your wooden floors. Those might include commercial cleaners, as well as DIY solutions suitable for hardwood flooring and the type of finish it was coated with. We strongly recommend using the Bona Hardwood Floor cleaner. To see more about this product, visit our recommended products page.
DO NOT USE WAX ON HARDWOOD FLOORING!
If you spill water on the floors, promptly wipe it up to avoid irreversible water-related damage such as warping
Use furniture pads if you have heavy furniture or chairs.
Do not wear hard-soled shoes on your hardwood flooring – especially high heels. These can dent and scratch the wood.
Do not use steam cleaners on hardwood floors. There are some products on the market that claim to be safe for wood, but we strongly advise against using them.
When you have pets, be mindful to have their nails trimmed. When they have accidents, please clean up immediately.
These are just a few maintenance tips for your hardwood floors. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer you as soon as possible