DAILY hardwood CARE

Hardwood is a durable and, generally speaking, low-maintenance flooring option for your home. But just because hardwood is low-maintenance, that doesn't mean that no maintenance will be required to keep your hardwood floors looking great over time. Learn more about the top tips and best practices for maintaining your hardwood floors today.

Hardwood care and maintenance require daily sweeping to ensure that your floors remain attractive. Sweeping can help remove dirt and debris, more on those later, and can help to guarantee beauty and high performance in your hardwood floors for many years to come. 

It is also recommended to ensure that guests remove their shoes before walking across your hardwood floors. Entry mats at the doors of your home can also have a positive effect. 

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For dirt and other debris, the best method of maintenance is sweeping them up with your broom in a timely manner. When and if this debris settles on your hardwood, it can lead to scratching, scraping, and a grungy appearance over time. Hardwood is a durable flooring, but it's aways good to limit the amount of dirt that comes into contact with it. The best way to do that is to sweep as needed.  

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Liquid spills on your hardwood flooring are not a major concern so long as you act fast. When and if a liquid mess takes place, and it most likely will, obtain a cloth and absorb the substance as quickly as you can. The longer you wait to do this, the more likely it is that the substance will damage your hardwood and the subflooring beneath. For difficult-to-navigate liquid messes, consult your manufacturer. 

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