Daily care & maintenance
For starters, invest in a high-quality broom and sweep your new hardwood regularly to remove dirt, dust, and other abrasive particles from the surface. Use a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar to effectively clean in between planks and other hard-to-reach areas. Once dirt and grease are gone, occasionally buffing your hardwood floor will help bring out the luster of the planks.
Using a terrycloth mop with a rotating head will make cleaning corners, under cabinets, and along baseboards an easy task. Double-check for adherence to your manufacturer’s recommendations, then use a professional hardwood floor cleaning product to safely remove tough stains and spills without dulling the finish. Our Floor Dimensions experts can help you determine an appropriate cleaner as well.
Dealing with spills
Prepare yourself now if you have pets or kids: occasional spills and stains are inevitable. The good news is that most liquid spills will wipe away simply with a cloth. Wipe up spills as quickly as possible since hardwood flooring is not water-resistant. Other spills, such as wax or nail polish, will require a slightly more complex cleaning procedure. In these instances, always check with your manufacturer's guidelines before attempting to treat these!