One of our top priorities is to educate each customer on proper maintainence to ensure a long lasting beautiful wood floor. Everyone of Wood Renovations customers will recieve a Bona Waterbase Cleaning kit and felt furniture pads to protect your floor. Here are some easy tips to ensure a long lasting beautiful hardwood floor.
Use protection felt pads on feet of furniture and any items that come in contact with the floor.
Don't let sand, dirt or grit build up. They can act like sandpaper and actually abrade and dull your floor finish.
Vacuum with brush or sweep floor regularly. General cleaning once every week is receommended.
Remove spills promptly. Use Bona Floor Cleaner with a micro-fiber mophead to clean the floors.
Never wet mop a wood floor. Excessive amounts of water can cause your wood floor to swell and cup.
Do not use wax, oil soap, or other industrial or household cleaners on your wood floor. These products can adversely affect the appearance of the finish and make refinishing difficult.
Place mats at exterior doors to trap sand and grit from incoming traffic. Use area tugs on high traffic pathways and pivot areas, at ends of steps, near doorways, etc. All rugs should allow floors to breathe. Avoid rubber-backed or non-ventilated rugs.
Maintain a consistent humidity level between heating seasons in all living areas. Excessive swings in humidity levels will cause hardwood floors to swell, shrink, cup, crack and show excessive gaps between boards. The use of humidifier and/or dehumidifier systems is recommended where inconsistent humidity levels occur.
Avoid scratches and gouges, keep high heels in good repair, and keep pets' claws trimmed.