World Floor Coverings
Hardwood Care and Maintenance
Solid and engineered hardwood flooring are among the most popular flooring trends among our customers, so we have a ton of experience with common care & maintenance questions. 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.
Protective Care and Maintenance
It's incredibly important to follow a protective care and maintenance routine for your new hardwood floors.
- Invest in entry mats and doormats and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring.
- To protect your hardwood floors from the dents & indentations that heavy furniture can leave over time, place floor protectors underneath each piece.
- Everyday care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry moping your hardwood flooring.
Make sure to check with your product's official care & maintenance guide & the manufacturer's list of approved vacuum cleaners before caring for your floors. If your new hardwood floors need more than a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution & follow all guidelines.
Always hire a professional floor cleaning company for that periodical deep clean! For more information and local recommendations, speak with any of our World Floorcoverings flooring experts!
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. Find additional preventative maintenance best practices HERE.