Dirt, grit and sand are your hardwood floor’s worst enemies. They act like sandpaper on the finish, causing scratches, dents and dulling. Therefore, we highly recommend to place floor mats and rugs at the entrance to trap dirt and to prevent damage.
Standing water can warp a poorly finished hardwood floor and can damage them. Therefore, it is important to wipe up all water spills immediately.
Lift furniture to move it, avoid dragging. Use felt or fabric protectors under furniture legs that come into contact with the floor to prevent scratches and scuffs.
Sweep or vacuum wood floors regularly and clean with a mop that has been lightly dampened with water twice weekly. For stubborn dirt, use only pH neutral cleaning detergents specially formulated for hardwood floors.
Direct sun can discolour your hardwood floor. Close curtains and blinds or add sheer drapes to protect from the sun’s intense UV rays.
Never wax polyurethane-finished hardwood floors. Majority of the floors installed today have polyurethane finishes.
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners or oil soaps on a wood floor. They will dull the finish and affect its ability to recoat.
Never use a wet mop or excessive water to clean your floor (wood naturally expands when it’s wet and cracks may form).
Never use other types of floor care products on wood floors. Self-polishing acrylic waxes can cause the floor to become slippery and wear out quickly.