Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Both solid & engineered hardwood flooring are popular flooring choices among our customers. 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 best.

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Protective Care and Maintenance

At Bay Country Floors, we highly recommend that you 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 dents or indentations heavy furniture can leave over time, buy floor protectors to place on the legs or base.

Everyday care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry mopping your hardwood flooring. Make sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide and their list of approved vacuum cleaners before caring for your flooring.  If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines.

If you need a periodic deep clean, hire a local professional. For recommendations, speak with any of our flooring experts here at Bay Country Floors!

Preventative Hardwood Care

Preventative maintenance tips for your hardwood flooring:

  • Frequently trim your pet’s nails to prevent scratching
  • Remove your high heels and heavy boots before walking across the floor
  • Since hardwood floors are sensitive to the indoor climate of your home, use a humidifier during the dry heating season & run a dehumidifier during inclement weather

With layered looks in style, add an area rug on top of your hardwood floors to protect and enhance the interior design. Find additional preventative maintenance best practices HERE.

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Spill and Stain Removal

Life happens on our hardwood flooring, and the occasional spills and stains are just inevitable. Educating yourself on how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring is important.  Most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean, especially on hardwood floors with stain and scuff resistant technology built into the hardwood finish. Tend to liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water resistant.  For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with your manufacturer’s guidelines.

Additional resources

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful.