Hardwood and Laminate Flooring Care Tips
At Integrity Hardwood Floors we offer a full line of hardwood floor cleaning and maintenance products and accessories.
Solid hardwood floors are among the easiest to keep clean. Protect their warmth and character with simple, everyday cleaning techniques. It's important to know how to prevent damage to your solid hardwood floors.
Dirt and Grit
Dirt, grit and sand are your hardwood floor's worst enemies. They act like sandpaper on the finish, causing scratches, dents and dulling. Place floor mats at entrances to trap dirt and prevent damage.
Water and Other Spills
Standing water can warp a poorly finished hardwood floor and can damage the finish. Simply wipe up all spills as they happen.
Avoid oil soaps. They can build up and create problems when it's time to put a maintenance coat on the floor. Instead, neutral pH cleaners made specifically for wood floors are recommended.
Lift the furniture to move it — avoid dragging. Felt contacts under the legs will help prevent scratches.
Vacuum with a brush attachment — don't use vacuums with beater bars.
Direct sun can discolor your hardwood floor. Close curtains and blinds or add sheer drapes to protect from the sun's intense UV rays
Brooms with fine, exploded ends trap dust and grit effectively.
Canister vacuums with special bare floor attachments are the surest way to get rid of all the dirt and dust.
Use a good dust mop — one with a 12in. to 18in. cotton head — and a special dust mop treatment. Spray the treatment onto the mop head 12 to 24 hours before dust mopping.