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hardwood Care & Maintenance

Learn more about the ins and outs of hardwood care with our guide!

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DAILY hardwood CARE

Basic hardwood upkeep includes:

  • Actively sweeping to remove dirt, dust, and other debris.
  • Place mats at the entrances of your home. Do not use rubber mats as they could hard your hardwood.
  • Clean up spills and messes as they occur. Use a damp cloth to blot spills and spots as soon as they happen. For tough spots, use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean white cloth, then wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Encourage guests to remove their shoes before walking on your floors.
  • Use floor protectors when moving furniture


Other Routine Hardwood Care Instructions

Hardwood care and maintenance are relatively simple. For spots such as candle wax or chewing gum, we recommend hardening the spot with ice and gently scraping with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card, as this can be effective. Be careful not to scratch your hardwood surface though. Generally speaking, spills are not much cause for concern so long as you address them quickly. Hardwood is durable and trends to live up to its name. If you take care of your hardwood, it will take care of you. 

We do not recommend using a buffing machine on your hardwood floors. 

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