Hardwood Floor Maintenance
Hardwood Floor Maintenance

Once your hardwood floors have been refinished, there are many things you can do to maintain your floors so that they last.

  • Place felt pads on the bottom of all of your furniture that moves to prevent scuffing and scratching
  • Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent dirt from being tracked onto your floors and scratching them
  • Avoid walking on wood floor with cleats, sports shoes and high heels to prevent denting
  • Pick up furniture completely when moving it - DO NOT slide furniture on wood flooring
  • Keep your pets' nails trimmed
  • If you have wood flooring in your kitchen, put an area rug in front of the sink
  • Use mostly a dry swifter or vacuum
  • Clean your floors occasionally with a white vinegar and water mixture and a damp sponge mop
  • Dry/buff your floors with a towel - do not let water set on the wood
  • Wipe up spills immediately with slightly damp cloth
  • Have your floors screened and recoated by a professional every seven to ten years
  • DO NOT use wax or any wax products on your hardwood floors!
  • DO NOT use a steam cleaner on your wood floors!