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Routine Hardwood Care

Routine care is essential for maintaining the beauty and longevity of your hardwood floors. Start by regularly sweeping or dusting to remove dirt and debris that can scratch the surface. Refrain from using harsh cleaners or abrasive materials that may harm the finish. Instead, opt for a hardwood floor cleaner recommended by the manufacturer and a damp mop for gentle cleaning. Use felt pads on furniture legs to prevent scratches and dents caused by moving furniture. Use mats and remove shoes at entryways to reduce the amount of dirt tracked onto your floors.

Hardwood Spills & Stains

No matter how cautious you may be, spills are bound to happen occasionally. Acting swiftly to address spills can prevent them from causing permanent damage to your hardwood floors.

Use a clean cloth or paper towel to blot the spill, absorbing as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing, as this can spread the spill further.

For solid spills, carefully scoop up any material. You can use a damp cloth to wipe any residue.

Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for stain removal to avoid voiding the warranty or causing damage. Identify the type of stain, then use an appropriate hardwood floor cleaner or stain remover. Before applying it to the affected area, test the cleaner in a small, inconspicuous spot to ensure it won't cause discoloration or damage to the floor finish.