Maintaining your Hardwood

With the right care, your hardwood can last a lifetime!


Establishing a care routine for your hardwood will not only keep it looking beautiful, but it will help extend the life of your floors. Allowing dirt and debris to build up will leave your hardwood looking dull and can lead to damage and scratches. Follow our guide to learn how to properly care for and maintain your hardwood.


Caring for your new hardwood floors will be easy once you establish a routine. You will want to sweep your floors regularly. Depending on foot traffic, you may need to sweep daily or a few times a week. You can also dry mop or dust your floors. Be careful not to leave moisture on your hardwood as it can cause bowing or warping.

It is a good idea to place mats at entryways to reduce the amount of dirt tracked onto your floors, and it is best practice to remove your shoes before walking through your home.

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Dealing with Spills

No matter how careful you are, spills are inevitable. But if you address them quickly, you will reduce the risk of stains forming. For dry spills, simply sweep the spill. For liquid spills, wipe the liquid up with a clean, dry cloth. You can use a damp cloth to wipe up any lingering residue, but do not allow water to pool or sit on your wood.

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Dealing with Stains

If you have a spill that persists, it's important to address it immediately. Consult your manufacturer's guide for approved products you can use to remove stains.

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