Living With Your New Hardwood Floor
What every homeowner needs to know about living with
It's hard to put your
finger on it, but there's something about a real
just brings a room together. All the beautiful things that make
up your home take on a warmer glow and new elegance. It's
not hard to imagine a hardwood floor as the foundation of your
personal sanctuary- a calming influence far away from such worldly
concerns as early morning meetings, traffic jams and demanding
While your new floor won't be a solution for the problems
of your everyday life, there is one thing we can say with certainty.
A custom hardwood floor will make just about anything in your
room look better.
Like anything made of fine wood, there is a great deal of
craftsmanship that goes into producing the finished product.
Every floor has its own distinctive character; it is like no
Another important characteristic to remember is that wood
is hygroscopic material. That means that when it is exposed
to varying temperatures and humidity, wood releases or absorbs
moisture until it is in equilibrium with the surrounding atmosphere.
Because we want you to be a satisfied customer, it's
important that you have good information and know what to expect
with your new hardwood floor.
Caring for Hardwood Flooring: Custom hardwood
floors, when properly finished, are the easiest of all floor
surfaces to keep clean and looking good year after year.
Follow these guidelines:
Routinely: Dust mop, sweep or vacuum at least
twice a week to keep grit and dust free.
Spills: Soak up and blot spills promptly.
It is safe to wipe with a barely damp cloth and then towel-dry.
Restoration: Know the brand of flooring and
the type of finish on your floor before applying any
cleaning products. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations
for proper care or consult a floor-finishing specialist.
Custom Finished Polyurethane Floors: Spot clean
PolyCare Scuff Remover™, available at
Do Not: Wet mop because standing water can
cause wood to swell and buckle. Also, do not use:
Murphy's Oil Soap™, Fantastic™, Formula 409™,
dish washing detergents, powdered all-purpose cleaners, paste
wax, Endust™, Pledge™, Future™, Mop-N-Glow™,
Brite™, or any similar products. Above all, never
use a self-polishing acrylic wax made for sheet vinyl on a wood
floor. These products make wood slippery and dull, especially
if coated with a polyurethane finish.
Be sure to use the recommended
cleaning, maintenance and restorative products on your new flooring.
View our cleaning products or call us at 1-888-522-5456 for
all your flooring questions.
Protect Your Investment
Keep your new flooring
looking beautiful for years to come! In addition to routine
maintenance, we offer a few other recommendations to assist
you in protecting your hardwood floor.
- Area rugs should be used
in high-traffic areas.
- Remember to move the rugs periodically if exposed to
regular sunlight, keeping blinds and shades closed as often
floor protectors on furniture legs to prevent scratching.
Never drag heavy furniture or appliances across your hardwood
flooring – always lift when moving.
- Remove shoes when possible, stilettos and cleats especially.
Dog and cat nails can also harm the finish of your hardwood
In conclusion, maintaining your new hardwood floor is simple,
easy and well worth the time! Contact our flooring specialists
with any further questions by calling toll free 1-888-522-5456.