Time, traffic, stains, and spills will inevitably take a toll on your hardwood. With some proper care and maintenance, however, you can keep your flooring looking its very best for decades to come. Read on to learn more!
Daily care & maintenance
Start by investing in a high-quality broom. Sweep your hardwood floors regularly to loosen dirt, dust, and other particles that can otherwise get ground down and cause wear over time. Additionally, a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar can help clean in between planks and other hard-to-reach areas.
We recommend using a terrycloth mop with a rotating head to easily pick up dust from corners, under cabinets, and along base boards.
Dealing with spills
With hardwood, common messes such as milk, pet accidents, and many other liquid spills will simply wipe away clean, especially with hardwood floors that are designed with stain- and scuff-resistant technology. Tend to liquids immediately, as hardwood is not water-resistant. For other messes such as nail polish, oil, or wax, it's important to consult with your manufacturer regarding proper cleaning products and procedures.
Spray a professional hardwood floor cleaning product recommended by Floorida Floors or your hardwood manufacturer to safely remove tough stains and spills without dulling the finish of your floor. If your floors have a urethane finish, they should never be waxed and will require specific cleaners to avoid leaving a film or residue.