Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Daily care & preventative maintenance

Hardwood flooring requires a specific care and maintenance routine to keep it looking beautiful and help it age well.  

To keep your hardwood looking its best, preventative maintenance is key. Use floor protectors on all furniture, as hardwood is prone to scratching. Invest in mats and place them throughout your home, particular at entryways. Encourage visitors to remove their shoes before entering your home. You'll also want to use a humidifier or dehumidifier as needed, as hardwood is sensitive to climate. 

For daily care, sweep and vacuum regularly. You can use a dry mop, but you won't want to use a wet mop, as excessive moisture can cause your hardwood to warp and could void your product's warranty. 

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Dealing with spills

Treat spills quickly! Immediately blot up any liquid messes with a clean, soft cloth. Don't let liquids sit on your hardwood, as this could result in warping or cupping. For more difficult stains, use the stain removal guide in our Additional Resources below or refer to your hardwood manufacturer's care guidelines. Only use manufacturer-approved cleaners on your floors.

Additional Resources

Need additional cleaning tips? See the links below!