How to Care for Your Hardwood Flooring
To ensure the durability and beauty of your hardwood flooring, many of today’s manufacturers use built in scuff resistant technology to keep floors looking their very best. Shaw’s ScufResist™ built in hardwood floor finish, for example, protects floors from scuffs, marks and scratches that could result from everyday wear and tear.
Protective Hardwood Care and Maintenance
At Carpet Land, we know how important it is to follow a protective care and maintenance routine for your new hardwood floors. Set out entry mats and doormats and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. To protect your hardwood floors from dents or indentations heavy furniture can leave over time, buy floor protectors.
Everyday care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry mopping your hardwood flooring. Make sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide, in addition to their list of approved vacuum cleaners, before caring for your flooring.
If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, talk to one of our experts who can order you a manufacturer specific cleaning agent.
If you need a periodical deep clean, hire a local professional floor cleaning company. For recommendations, speak with any of Carpet Land’s store representatives!
Be mindful of preventative maintenance for your new hardwood flooring; frequently trim your pet’s nails or remove your high heels and heavy boots before walking across the floor. Since hardwood flooring is also sensitive to the indoor climate of your home, use a humidifier during the dry heating season and run a dehumidifier during inclement weather.
Layered looks are also in style; add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect and enhance the interior design. For additional preventative maintenance best practices, visit us and ask one of our professionals.
Spill and Stain Removal
Life happens on our flooring, and the occasional spills and stains are just inevitable. Learning how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring is important.
Most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean, especially on hardwood floors with stain and scuff resistant technology built into the hardwood finished. Wipe away liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water resistant.
For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stains removal resources to help keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful:
Your first inclination when it comes to common household stains like spilled milk, pet accidents or makeup stains, is to just jump right in and clean up the mess. Before you tackle cleaning any spills, stains or soils on your new carpet, first establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or water based stain, then consult our common stain removal guides. Some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth while others will require comprehensive stain removal directions. Our experts at Carpet Land, can help you find the best ways to get any stain out of your carpets.