Let your floor’s natural beauty shine through Quality Floors & More’s hardwood floors, which provides superior resistance to everyday wear with ease, no-wax maintenance. To make your hardwood floors look brand new, follow these easy & simple care steps.
ROUTINE HARDWOOD CLEANING
- Use a soft cloth to blot spots & spills as soon as they happen. Always avoid letting liquids stand on your hardwood floor.
- Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor regularly. While vacuuming, utilize a hard floor attachment to avoid dulling or scratching your floor’s finish.
- Clean the floor with Quality Floors & More’s Hard Surface Cleaner, specially formulated to wipe away dirt & soil without damaging your floor’s finish.
- Do not use oil-based polish, wax, or strong ammoniated products. They can dull your floor’s finish.
- Do not use steel wool, scouring powders, or other abrasive cleaners, which can scratch or damage your floor’s finish.
- Do not wet-mop or wash your hardwood floor with oil-soap detergent, water, soap, or any other sort of liquid cleaning material. This could produce warping, swelling, delamination & joint-line separation & can also void your warranty.
- Don’t use any type of buffing machine.
SPECIALTY HARDWOOD CLEANING
- Remove sticky elements, such as chewing gum, candle wax, by touching ice to harden the substance & then smoothly scraping with a plastic scraper. (Tip: A credit or debit card makes a very good substitute but be careful not to damage the flooring surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
- Clean tough stains with Quality Floors & More Hard Surface Cleaner.
PROTECTIVE HARDWOOD FLOOR CARE
- Use entry mats, which will help collect the dirt, sand, grit, & other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that can be tracked onto your hardwood flooring. To counter slipping, use an authorized vinyl rug underlayment. (Tip: Do not use foam-backed or rubber plastic mats, as they might discolor the flooring.)
- Use floor protectors & wide load-bearing leg bases to minimize scratches & indentations from heavy objects. (Tip: As a rule, the heavier the object, the wider the floor protector should be.)
PREVENTATIVE HARDWOOD CARE FLOOR
- Maintain normal indoor humidity levels between 35% & 55% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion & contraction of wood. Follow these tips for the winter & summer months:
Heating Season (Dry): A humidifier is a must to limit excess shrinkage due to moderate humidity levels. Wood-stove & electric heat tend to create very dry conditions.
Non-Heating Season (Wet): An AC (air conditioner), dehumidifier, or turning on your heating devices can control humidity levels during the summer months. Avoid extreme exposure to water during times of inclement weather.
- Use care with sharp objects.
- Remove shoes, sandals with damaged or spiked heels before walking on your floor; they can give scratches or indentations in hardwood floors.
- Trim pets’ nails regularly.
- Rearrange your rugs & furniture periodically to allow the flooring to age evenly.
- Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, which probably softens the tone of several hardwood species to fluctuating degrees & accelerates the oxidation & aging of wood.
- Protect the hardwood floor when moving by utilizing a dolly for heavy appliances or furniture. Never ever try to roll or slide heavy things across your hardwood floor.
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