Everyday Hardwood Floor Care and Maintenance

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Regular floor care and periodic professional maintenance of your hardwood floors can give you a lifetime of beautiful floors.

Keri Wood Floors recommends that you keep up with proper maintenance and floor care to ensure long-lasting beauty of your wood floors.

Regular Care

It is best to use brooms with fine, exploded ends to trap dust and grit effectively.

Vacuum:  Purchase a canister vacuum with special bare floor attachments to get rid of all dirt and dust.

Dust Mop:  Use a good dust mop – one with a 12- to 18-inch cotton head – and a special dust mop treatment. Spray the treatment onto the mop head 12 to 24 hours before dust mopping. DO NOT APPLY PLEDGE OR OTHER WAXES! Try using a microfiber dust mop like the Swiffer Heavy Duty (Dry only) dust mop.

Preventative Maintenance

Keep Out Dirt & Grit: Dirt, grit, and sand act like sandpaper on the finish, causing scratches and dents. To minimize damage, place floor mats in entryway. Don’t forget to shake out the floor mats regularly.

Water and Spills:  Standing water or any liquid can warp finished hardwood floors and can damage the finish. Simply wipe up all spills as they happen. Also, place floor mats on areas where water may be splashed, such as near kitchen sinks.

Avoid the Hard Stuff:  Avoid oil-based soaps (Murphy’s) as they can build up residues and create problems when it’s time to put a maintenance coat on your floor.  Instead, use neutral pH cleaners made specifically for wood floors, such as Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner.

Give us a call with any other questions you may have we are here to help!

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