Hardwood Care and Maintenance Tips

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10 Things to do Once Your Hardwood Floors Have Been Sanded and Refinished.

  • Try not to clean your hardwood floors for 30 days.
  • No area carpets or runners with padding for 30 days.
  • Apply felt pads to the bottom of all your chairs.
  • It’s OK to put furniture back after 48 hours.
  • If your hardwood floors have been refinished with oil base, clean floors with poly care.
  • If your hardwood floors have been refinished with water base, clean floors with Bona hardwood floor cleaner.
  • Make sure you have your pets’ nails groomed.
  • Keep temperature between 65 to 70 degrees for 7 days.
  • Broom sweep or vacuum floors with soft felt pad.
  • Always call American Floor Service for all your hardwood floor needs.

 

Tips to Make Your Hardwood Floor Shine

  • Don’t use wet mops and damp mops or clean your hardwood with water or other liquids
  • Stay away from harsh cleaning aids like steel wool pads, any scouring pads containing metal or scouring powders
  • Use soft bristle brushes to clean your hardwood floors
  • Use floor mats at the entrance and exit as they collect and trap corrosive substances like dirt, sand, oil, grit, asphalt, or even driveway sealer
  • Avoid walking on your hardwood floors with spiked or high-heeled shoes
  • Don’t use oil soaps, liquid, paste wax, or other household products containing lemon, citrus, tung oil and silicon to clean your hardwood floors
  • Don’t use 2-in-1 cleaners that contain acrylics or urethane polish to restore the gloss
  • Keep your heavy furniture on floor mats and protective pads to prevent scratches on your hardwood floor

 

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