Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Keep Your Hardwood Beautiful

How should I clean my hardwood floors?

When it comes to cleaning hardwood floors, it’s best to follow manufacturer recommendations. Regular sweeping and vacuuming will keep dirt and dust off of your floors. But, it is important to be careful when it comes to cleaning products. You should never use products designed to clean vinyl or tile floors, and it’s generally not a good idea to use oil soaps, ammonia-based cleaners, or certain waxes. If you aren’t sure of your flooring manufacturer or are unclear about cleaning guidelines, contact us at Halverson Flooring.

Can I wet-mop my wood floors?

You should not wet-mop hardwood floors. Too much moisture can permanently damage wood flooring, causing cracking, splitting and discoloration. If you spill water on your floor, clean it immediately with a clean cloth. The best rule is to follow manufacturer recommendations for cleaning – while a damp, almost dry mop may be recommended for maintenance, excessive water will damage your floors.

How do I prevent scratches?

Place area rugs, throw rugs or mats in high-traffic areas to prevent scratches on your floors. In addition, use floor protectors on the feet of your furniture and be careful when moving furniture around a room. Be conscious of footwear (high heels can scratch and dent wood surfaces) and pets (keep pet nails trimmed to avoid excessive scratching).

Can scratches or stains on hardwood be repaired?

Yes, in many cases, they can be. Techniques for repair depend on the extent of damage and the type of flooring finish that was originally used. If you have questions about your floor or flooring repair, feel free to contact us. We’ll walk you through our hardwood cleaning, repair and restoration services.

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