Sweep on a daily basis or as needed. Never wet mop a hardwood floor. When damp mopping, be sure to remove all excess water from the mop. Excessive water causes wood to expand, possibly damaging the floor. We also recommend using our dry mop for quicker evaporation.
Food spills should be cleaned up in a timely manner using a very dry cloth. Use a warm vinegar and water solution for tough food spills.
Install proper floor protectors on furniture used on your hardwood floor. Protectors will allow chairs to move easily over the floor without scuffing. Clean the protectors on a regular basis to remove any grit that may accumulate.
Mats / Rugs
Use protective mats at the exterior doors to help prevent sand and grit from getting on the floor. Sand is wood floorings’ worst enemy. Rubber backing on mats and rugs is not recommended – yellowing and warping will occur.
It is recommended that you do not wear high heels on your hardwood floors. Heels that have lost their protective cap (thus exposing the fastening nail) can exert over 8,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the floor. That’s high enough to damage hardened concrete; it will mark your wood floor.