Just like anything, if you’d like your hardwood flooring to last for years, it’s important to take care of it. Is hardwood flooring just like other surfaces in your home? How do you protect it from water damage? Can you wash hardwood flooring like vinyl flooring? The flooring experts at Floor Craft Sanding Hardwood Restoration & Installation are here to answer your hardwood floor maintenance questions. From installation, refinishing, floor care, and special hardwood projects, Floor Craft Sanding is your lifetime hardwood flooring experts!

Cleaning Hardwood Floors
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With the Hardwood Floor Care Guidelines and tips from the National Wood Flooring Association, you’ll enjoy your hardwood floors for years to come!

Washing hardwood floors

  • Sweep or dust mop wood flooring daily to remove dirt and debris.  
  • Once each week, vacuum wood flooring with a padded hardwood floor vacuum on the bare floor setting.  
  • Each month, use a cleaner specially formulated for wood flooring.  At Floor Craft Sanding, we recommend using the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner.
  • Plan to have your hardwood floors professionally cleaned each year. 

Protecting hardwood floors

  • Use throw rugs around sinks and high traffic areas for protection.  

  • Do not wet-mop or steam hardwood floors. This will dull the finish and potentially damage the wood.

  • Wipe water spills promptly to remove moisture.

Ensuring hardwood floor longevity

  • Repair damages early before they become larger issues.
  • Professionally clean your floors annually to revitalize them. 
  • Preserve the finish by applying a maintenance coat to wood flooring every 3 to 5 years.  
  • Sand and refinish wood flooring every few decades.  

Hardwood floors add character and charm to your home or business.  They’re easy to clean and maintain for years of enjoyment. Make your wood flooring last a lifetime with the professional care provided by Floor Craft Sanding.  We’re proud to offer hardwood floor care to homeowners and businesses throughout the Indianapolis area.  For all hardwood flooring needs, contact us at (317) 759-2575.  

NWFA. (2017). Maintenance. Wood in your home. Retrieved from http://woodfloors.org/maintenance.aspx

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