How to Maintain Your New Wood Floors

DIRT and DEBRIS: Dirt, grit and sand act like sandpaper on the finish of a floor causing scratches, dents and dulling. Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors. This will prevent scratching.

WATER AND OTHER LIQUIDS: Standing water can warp a hardwood floor and can damage the finish. Wipe up spills immediately. Do not wet-mop a wood floor. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.

CLEANERS: Avoid oil soaps like Murphy's. They can build up over time and create problems when it’s time to recoat your floor.

FURNITURE: When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is best to pick up the furniture completely to protect the wood flooring. Put soft plastic or fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching.

SUN: Direct sunlight can discolor your hardwood floor. Close curtains and blinds or add sheer drapes to protect from your floor.

WINTER CARE: Use a humidifier throughout the winter months to keep wood movement and shrinkage to a minimum.

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