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May 15th, 2015

 

Hardwood Flooring Care and Maintenance

Basic Hardwood Flooring Care.

Vacuum or sweep your floor regularly with a soft-bristled attachment or broom, especially in high-traffic areas. This prevents gritty dirt and particle buildup that can scratch the wood’s surface. Don’t use vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head.

Use protective window coverings to block fade-causing UV rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight. Most wood types will gradually age when not covered, so it’s a good idea to rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help it age evenly.

Damage prevention for your hardwood floor.

  • Keep pets’ nails trimmed and their paws clean. Pets can track in substances that cause scratching and stains.

  • Use a humidifier during heating seasons to help reduce wood shrinkage and keep humidity between 35% and 55%.

  • Wipe up spills and spots immediately with Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Hardwood & Laminate Flooring Cleaner applied directly to a clean white cloth.

  • Use ice to harden tough substances like wax or chewing gum, and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper or a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the surface and wipe the area clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth.

Cleaning Hardwood Flooring

Some Do's for hardwood flooring.

Invest in high quality floor mats and protective pads on heavy furniture for an extra layer of protection on your hardwood floors. Place floor mats at entrances and exits—they collect and trap corrosive substances that can be tracked in, like dirt, sand, oil, grit, asphalt, or even driveway sealer. Placing mats in high-traffic areas—in front of vanities, kitchen sinks, and stoves—is an effective way to reduce wear.  

Things to avoid with hardwood floors.

  • Avoid walking on your hardwood floors with spiked or damage-heeled shoes.

  • Resist wet-mop, damp-mop, or cleaning your hardwood with water or other liquids.

  • Don’t use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax, or other household products containing lemon, citrus, or tung oil, or silicon to clean floors.

  • Stay away from harsh cleaning aids like steel wool pads, any scouring pads containing metal, or scouring powders.

  • Don’t use 2-in-1 cleaners that contain acrylics or urethane polish to restore gloss.

Keep your hardwood flooring looking great for years to come. Your hardwood floors will love you for it.

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Testimonial #4

Wood Flooring Testimonial

Jeff Dean of Dover Floor Covering is a great professional floor person and has great installers too! We had him install beautiful Chelsea plank flooring in American Cherry 3", 4" and 5" wide random width patterns in our home on Vero Drive in Highland and he did our upstairs bedrooms and loft in carpeting too. In our condo in Fenton we have Mohawk's Eucalyptus in 5" wide planks with green natural renewable materials. We love this floor! Wears well and is a hand scraped style and looks like Cherry or Mahogany! Jeff is courteous and on time and does his best to get in and done with quality and savings for you! I have referred him to many clients as I am a realtor in the White Lake, Milford and Highland areas.

Cyndi Robinson
Real Estate One

Testimonial #5

Pattterned Carpet Flooring Testimonial

 

Dear Jeff, just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job on our wood flooring. Jeremy and the crew were exceptional. If your are in the area sometime would love for you to see the finished job (after all the moldings and casings were painted). We hope to replace our kitchen flooring next year, if we do, we will definitely call you. Thank you again.

Sam and Judy

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