Hardwood care


Hardwood care

Follow these tips to ensure the durability and beauty of your hardwood flooring.

Hardwood care & maintenance

Solid and engineered hardwood flooring have long been popular flooring choices among our customers. 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 marks, scuffs and scratches that could result from everyday wear and tear.



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The first step is to establish a preventative maintenance routine that’s easy for the entire family to follow.

Invest in doormats
Invest in mats for entryways & remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring.

Furniture floor pads
Heavy furniture can leave dents in hardwood over time. Use floor protectors on all table and chair legs.

Regular sweeping
Every day care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry mopping your hardwood flooring.

Preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance for your new hardwood flooring begins with awareness of your surroundings. 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 in style; add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect your flooring while warming up the room. For additional preventative maintenance best practices, visit this website

Hardwood stains & spills

Occasional spills and stains are just inevitable, and if you have a house full of young kids, is practically a daily occurrence. . Educating yourself on 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. Make sure you mop up 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.
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Bookmark this list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful.

Hardwood care guide
Hardwood cleaning tips