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It’s not hard to take care of hardwood flooring—there are just a few easy maintenance steps. Regularly following these tips will ensure that your hardwood continues to look as beautiful as the day it was installed.



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Our Hardwood Care and Maintenance Tips

We’ve assembled some general recommendations below for keeping your hardwood looking like new.

Always consult the maintenance and care information provided by your hardwood manufacturer for more specific guidelines that pertain directly to your flooring.

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Hardwood stains and spills

When you have a spill on your hardwood floor, use a damp cloth to blot as soon as the spill happens. Always avoid allowing liquids to stand on your floor.

Don't use steel wool or scouring powder to try and remove a stain. Also, don't wash or wet-mop the floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent, or any other liquid cleaning material. This could cause swelling, warping, delamination, and joint-line separation, and void the warranty.

Preventative Maintenance

For preventative care, it's a good idea to place doormats at all entrances to keep dirt from being tracked across your new hardwood.

Use floor protectors and wide-load-bearing leg bases/rollers to minimize indentations and scratches from heavy objects. 

For regular hardwood maintenance, sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor regularly with the hard floor attachment (without the beater bar) to prevent the accumulation of dirt or grit that can scratch or dull the floor finish.

Occasionally wipe the floor with a damp mop or cloth.

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