BD's Hardwood Floors, Inc. provides its customers with quality hardwood flooring installations. We create beautiful floors that stand the test of time. Below are a few tips to help preserve the natural beauty of your floors. New and innovative products make wood flooring one of the easiest floors to care for on the market today.
To keep your floors looking beautiful and virtually maintenance-free, follow these guidelines to help preserve the beautiful finish and keep maintenance to a minimum.
—Sweep and/or dust mop daily, but do not use over-the-counter products on the floor; these will cause the floor to become slick or can dull the finish.
—Use mats and throw rugs at doorways to prevent the tracking of dirt and debris. It is also recommended to use throw rugs in high-traffic areas.
—Clean your floor's surface with a lightly dampened cloth and recommended cleaning product (see floor cleaning page), according to the manufacturer's directions.
—Never use a wet mop on a wooden floor; water causes deterioration of the wood as well as the finish.
—Use protective pads under furniture to avoid scratches and scrapes.
—Be aware the type of flooring you have; purchase products recommended by your installer. Different finishes have different requirements. it's always best to follow professional advice.
—Do not clean your floors with oil or oil-based products. Clean only when necessary and then only the soiled areas.