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Hardwood Flooring Care & Maintenance

Daily Care Tips

Hardwood flooring, whether solid or engineered, has long been loved for its beauty and timelessness. To keep it looking its best, however, you'll need to put in a little bit of work. While many of today's manufacturers have made their flooring more durable, hardwood isn't impervious to the natural wear and tear that comes with time and regular use.

Invest in doormats and place them at all entrances to your home. Encourage family members and visitors to use them and remove their shoes when entering. Heavy furniture can leave dents in hardwood over time. Use floor protectors on all table and chair legs. Sweep, vacuum, and dry mop your flooring regularly to keep it looking its very best. Use manufacturer-approved devices & cleaning solutions.

Dealing With Spills

Occasional spills and stains are inevitable, especially if you have pets or kids. Most liquid spills will wipe away simply with a cloth. You'll want to do this as quickly as possible, as hardwood flooring is not water-resistant. Other spills, such as wax or nail polish, are more complex. Check with your manufacturer's care instructions before attempting to tackle these!

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