Keep grit off the floor. Use dirt-trapping, walk-off mats at all
exterior doors to help prevent dirt, grit and sand from getting
inside the building. Throw rugs just inside the entrances are
also recommended. Sweep and/or vacuum your floor regularly. Do
not use a vacuum with a beater bar or a corn broom as these items
may scratch or dent your floor. Driveways with asphalt or roadways
with asphalt will tend to leave a stain.
Heavy furniture or appliances should be moved with a dolly. Never
slide or roll heavy objects across your wood floor, use protective
mats. Put fabric glides on the legs of your furniture.
Wipe up food spills promptly. Never use wet mops or sponges on
your wood floor. Adding water to wood floors will only increase
the possibility of warping. Only use products approved for use
on wood flooring. Floor care kits are available at most retail
No manufacturer will accept claims for damage caused by stiletto
or high-heeled shoes. Be sure to use floor protectors under all
furniture, plant stands and chairs.
Do not use any oil soap, steel wool, soap, detergent or ammonia-based
cleaners on your wood floor.
Occasionally, due to normal wear and tear, recoating of your hardwood
floor will be necessary. We recommend that this be done by a hardwood
more floor care information, you can contact:
NATIONAL WOOD FLOORING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION- info@NOFMA.org