PROPER HARDWOOD FLOORING CARE
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Provided below are some EXCELLENT GUIDELINES for caring for your hardwood floor.
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To PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT and keep your hardwood flooring looking like new, observe these precautions and establish a REGULAR CLEANING routine and MAINTENANCE program like the one suggested below:
The accumulation of dirt and grit on your wood floors can scratch and dull the floor finish. Therefore, it is necessary to SWEEP, DUST or VACUUM your floor regularly and properly (with the hard floor attachment - not the beater bar). Don’t use oil based, wax, polish or strong ammoniated or abrasive cleaners and don’t wash or wet-mop your floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent, or any other liquid cleaning material as this can cause swelling, warping, delamination, joint-line separation and can possibly void your warranty. We recommend Bona Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner. In addition, never use steel wool, scouring powder or any type of buffing machine on your floors and always use a soft cloth to blot spills and spots as soon as they happen. Spots such as candle wax or chewing gum can be removed by hardening the spot with ice and then gently scraping with a plastic scraper- such as a credit card- being careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
In addition to routine cleaning, another great suggestion for maintaining the beauty of your new hardwood flooring is to use QUALITY ENTRANCE & EXIT MATS as they will help collect the dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that can otherwise be tracked onto your flooring. Do not use rubber or foam-backed plastic mats as they may discolor the flooring. (Be sure to avoid mat slippage by using an approved vinyl rug underlayment.) It is vital to include the use of floor protectors- felt and rubber- for daily use and wide-load-bearing leg bases/rollers/dollies when moving heavy objects across your floor to minimize indentations and scratches.