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Hardwood floor care

Hardwood floor care

Posted In: 28 April, 2020

We highly recommend the use of either Bona or basic coatings hardwood floor cleaner.  As as acceptable alternative, you can also use 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water.

  • Vacuum or sweep floors first.
  • When using any solution to clean floors, mist onto the floor or the bottom of a microfiber mop. never leave puddles of water or any cleaning solution on your hardwood floors. 
  • Never use no-wax floor products on your hardwood floors!  These and self-polishing acrylic waxes cause your floors to be slippery, dull quickly and make it impossible to refinishing your floors without removing the wax/cleaner. 
  • Never use wax on a polyurethane finish.
  • Felt pads are recommended underneath to prevent scratches-Hey can be found at any big box stores.
  • Area rugs are recommended in high-traffic area and entrance doors.  This will help protect you floors.  Caution: some floor discoloring will take place in areas with direct sunlight.  Therefore, areas rugs should be moved occasionally, and windows facing the sun should have drapes/binds.
  • Dog owners will need to keep their pets’ nails clipped. Floors are easily scratched.  Unfortunately, there are no polyurethane finishes that will not scratch-especially with larger dogs. 
  • Moisture barrier pads or trivets/stands should be used under potted plants, even if they are in sealed or leak proof containers.  Condensation can build up underneath these containers, causing damage to the floor. 
  •  Avoid walking on you floors with cleats, or high heels.  A women walking in high heels can exert an impact of 2,000 pound per square inch.  This kind of impact can badly damage the floor surface.