Hardwood Floor Maintenance

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Your new hardwood floor is easy to take care of and can stay beautiful for many years. Just remember these tips:

  • Remove any sand or grit with a dust mop or a vacuum with a soft bristle brush.
  • Protect high traffic areas with floor mats or rugs.
  • Wipe up spills and accidents immediately and clean with Squeaky Hardwood Floor Cleaner.
  • NEVER use liquid floor wax if your floor has a polyurethane finish.
  • Always use floor protectors under furniture legs.
  • Use an air humidifier during the winter months when the heat is on.

How To Care For Accidents On Your Hardwood Floor:

GREASE:

  1. Wipe with a cloth slightly dampened with lighter fluid.
  2. Clean with Squeaky Hardwood Floor Cleaner.
  3. Buff with a clean dry cloth.

CIGARETTE BURNS:

  1. Gently rub the burn with very fine steel wool moistened with Squeaky Hardwood Floor Cleaner until the blackened area is removed and allow to dry.
  2. If the burn is deep, scrape the charred area with a sharp knife before using the steel wool moistened with Squeaky.
  3. Touch up with stain or polyurethane finish using a small brush.
  4. For extreme cases, call us!

FOOD, WATER, PET STAINS:

  1. Remove with a damp cloth.
  2. Buff with a clean cloth.

WAX OR GUM:

  1. Put some crushed ice in a plastic bag and apply to area until the material is brittle enough to crumble off the floor surface.
  2. Remove what is left using a cloth dampened with a mild cleaning solution.
  3. Buff with a clean, dry cloth.

SCRATCHES:

To cover white scratches, use Old English Scratch Remover. Larger scratched areas may need to be re-coated. Call us!