Maintaining your floors

Cleaning Old Country Hardwood Flooring is easy, and inexpensive. Manufacturers of hardwood supply us their products backed by their warranties. Old Country Hardwood Flooring honors all manufacturer warranties.

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Things you’ll need:

Terry Cloth, Mop, Vacuum Cleaner, and Professional Wood Cleaner.

Steps

#1

 

Vacuum or sweep regularly or as often as needed to remove dirt and grit prior to cleaning your wood floors. Never use a household dust treatment or furniture polish on your hardwood floors as this may cause your floor to become slick or dull the finish.

#2

 

Wipe up food or other spills immediately using the manufacturers’ recommended cleaner and a soft cloth. Use a vacuum or broom for dry spills and abrasives. Always put felt protective pads on the legs of your furniture. They allow the furniture to be moved easily without scratching or denting your floors finish and can also provide a sound deadening barrier. Replace your felt pads often as dirt and grit can become embedded in them or as they become worn. Keep high heels in good repair. Heels that have worn down or lost their protective cap exposing the steel support rod will dent and pit wood, fracture tiles or stone and perforate vinyl. A person in stiletto heels weighing 125 lbs. exerts approximately 2000 lbs. of pressure per square inch! Wood and water don’t mix! Never wet- mop a wood floor. Excessive amounts of water can cause your wood floor to swell and cup. Use a slightly damp mop using Bona or Dura-Seal or Woodpecker products to clean your hardwood floors. Never place clay potted plants directly in contact with your hard surface flooring, even if they are placed in waterproof saucers. Condensation can develop under these saucers and damage your flooring. To avoid this, place your plants on trivets or stands so that air can circulate underneath.

#3

 

Look for signs of wear in the finish in the high traffic areas before the wear penetrates the wood. You will then be able to re-coat without re-sanding.

#4

 

Always use recommended cleaning products such as Bona.