For more information on installations and upkeep from our flooring contractors, please check out the following Hardwood Floor FAQs.
Due to their advanced finishes, our floors are easy to clean. We recommend using either Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner or Basic Coatings Squeaky Cleaner monthly. For routine maintenance, you can damp or dry mop the floor by using a hardwood mop with a microfiber cover. These products are available at your local home supply center. When vacuuming your floors, we recommend using the bare floor setting. Do not use any wet-mop or steam mops. Water and steam can dull the finish and even cause damage to the wood. It is also important to wipe up any spills immediately.
We do not recommend applying any type of cleaning solution that is designed for vinyl or tile flooring, or any product that contains wax. Wax creates a temporary shiny look, but dulls the floors finish, as it builds up on the surface. If an oil soap, or wax is applied repeatedly, the buildup will prevent a screen and coat treatment. A refinishing will then be required.
To minimize wear and tear on the surface, we suggest you apply felt pads to the bottom of all furniture. When moving furniture, do not slide it on the floor. It is best to pick up the furniture to avoid scratching. Avoid walking on the floors in cleats, the impact can cause dents in the flooring. Interior and exterior doormats will also minimize dirt and grit on the floors, preserving the finish over time.
To maintain the beauty of your floors we suggest cleaning monthly with a hardwood floor cleaner. A maintenance coat, or screen and coat, every 3-5 years and every decade a sand and refinish.