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Hardwood Maintenance

Hardwood Maintenance

Learning how to clean hardwood floors is essential for protecting and maintaining your beautiful investment. Regular maintenance includes sweeping with a soft bristle broom or dusting with a dry microfiber mop. Follow the guidelines below to care for your floor properly so you can enjoy your hardwood for a lifetime.

 

Maintenance Schedule

Daily - Dust Mop or Sweep

• Weekly - Vacuum using the bare floor setting

• Monthly - Clean with Pallmann Hardwood Floor Cleaner

• Every 3 - 5 Years - Maintenance coat

• Every Few Decades - Sand and refinish

 

OaKline Floor Do’s:

• Do use a dust mop

• Do use a vacuum with a hard floor attachment that does NOT contain rotary brush heads that could cause scratches

• Do place protector pads on ALL furniture legs on wood floor

• Do wipe up spills immediately (with damp cloth)

• Do place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into your home.

• Do place an area rug at the kitchen sink for hardwood floors (wait 3 weeks to allow polyurethane to completely cure)

• Do use a humidifier throughout the winter months to minimize gaps

 

OaKline Floors Don’ts:

• DO NOT use WET mops or steam mop

• DO NOT use vinyl or tile cleaning products on wood floors

• DO NOT wear shoes with spike heels or heel taps on your hardwood floor. Remove shoes at the door to avoid potentially dragging in sharp objects in your shoe treads.

• DO NOT wax a wood floor

• DO NOT put down area rug for 3 weeks to allow polyurethane to completely cure