Hardwood Care & Maintenance
To help ensure the lasting durability and beauty of your new hardwood flooring, you'll need to establish a care and maintenance routine. Follow some simple tips from the experts here at Flowers Flooring!
Daily and preventative care
To start, invest in doormats and place them throughout your home. This will help capture debris tracked in on shoes. An alternative would be to have family and guests remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. It helps to have a visible shoe area at all entryways to indicate that shoes should be removed! Use floor protectors for heavy furniture to prevent denting and scratching over time. You'll also want to keep pets' nails trimmed.
Since layered looks are always in style, you add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect and enhance the interior design! Find additional preventative maintenance best practices here.
Dealing with spills
Spills and stains are inevitable, so it’s important to educate yourself on how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring. With stain- and scuff-resistant technology built into many hardwood finishes, most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean. Be sure to tend to liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water-resistant. For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with your manufacturer’s guidelines.
Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful.