Homeowners Local Update

How to Maintain Wood Floors

To keep your wood floors looking and performing well for generations, the National Wood Floor Association recommends the following:

  • Use throw rugs inside doorways to prevent debris from being tracked in and scratching your wood floor.
  • Never use vinyl or tile cleaning products on a wood floor.
  • Never wet-mop or steam mop a wood floor. Water and steam can dull the finish and can even damage the wood.
  • Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened cloth.
  • Put stick-on felt protectors under the legs of furniture.
  • To prevent scuffing and scratching.
  • Avoid walking on wood floors with sports cleats or high heels.
  • When moving heavy furniture, don’t slide it across wood floors.
  • Use a humidifier throughout the winter months to minimize gaps.

Routine maintenance of wood floors is simple and easy… just sweep periodically with a soft bristle broom or dust the floor with a dry microfiber mop to keep the floor clean.

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