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Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Get care and maintenance tips to keep your new hardwood flooring looking its best.

You don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of time to keep your new hardwood looking great, just follow these simple care and maintenance tips to ensure its longevity.

Set out entry mats and doormats and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. To protect your hardwood floors from dents or indentations heavy furniture can leave over time, buy floor protectors.

Everyday care and maintenance includes sweeping, vacuuming, and dry mopping your hardwood flooring. Make sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide, in addition to their list of approved vacuum cleaners, before caring for your new flooring.

If your hardwood flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines.

If you need a periodical deep clean, hire a local professional floor cleaning company. For recommendations, speak with any of our Cabinet Factory of Virginia flooring experts!

Practice preventative maintenance for your new hardwood flooring. This includes trimming your pet’s nails and removing high heel shoes and heavy boots before walking across the floor. Since hardwood flooring is also sensitive to the indoor climate of your home, use a humidifier during the dry heating season and run a dehumidifier during inclement weather.

Layered looks are also in style; add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect and enhance the interior design. 

Life happens on flooring, and the occasional spills and stains are inevitable. Learning how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring is important. 

Most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean, especially on hardwood floors with stain and scuff resistant technology built into the hardwood finished.

Wipe away liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water-resistant. For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Looking for more information about the upkeep for your hardwood flooring? Bookmark this list of additional care and maintenance tips and stain removal resources to help keep your floors looking beautiful.

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