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HARDWOOD FLOORING

HARDWOOD FLOORING CARE

For over 20 years, Carpet Kingdom has been the Tri-State area’s flooring leader. We have the knowledge that came along with the experience as such you can rest assure that our guidelines are made with real life scenarios in mind.

Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

 

Keep your hardwood floors looking their best with these cleaning tips:

 

  • Remove dirt, dust, pet hair, and other debris. Sweep or vacuum regularly, since built-up grit can damage the finish and surface of hardwood. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type and be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. Make sure you disengage the beater bar on your vacuum to avoid damaging the surface of your hardwood floor.

 

  • Use a misting hardwood cleaner to remove the dirt and debris that has built up over time on your hardwood surfaces. Use a cleaner that’s recommended by the manufacturer. Make sure it is a cleaner approved for use on prefinished hardwood. Using a microfiber cloth mop, lightly spray the floor and use the mop to wipe the surface. Remove any excess with a damp or dry cloth - this is an important step, as standing moisture can cause your hardwood to bubble or buckle.

 

  • Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil or ammonia.

 

  • Clean up spills first with an absorbent towel, paper towel, etc. as soon as they are discovered.

 

  • Use Furniture Protectors To avoid scratching and damaging the floor’s surface, place felt furniture pads or other protective pads such as gray rubber non-marking casters on chair and table legs and any other furniture surface that could possibly cause finish indentations. Be sure to keep the pads clean and free of grit and dirt. Do not use ball-type casters or casters made of hard materials such as plastic or metal — these can damage your floor. Do not slide or roll heavy furniture or appliances across wood flooring. Special tools are available for this purpose, but be aware; the concentrated weight of such objects may indent hardwood flooring and finishes.

 

Other Care and Maintenance Tips:

 

  • Wood is a natural product that lives in a comfort zone of 35% - 55% relative humidity, and between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.  To ensure the long life of your wood floor, the HVAC system should remain active at all times.

 

  • Keep pets nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil and stains.

 

  • Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects.

 

  • Make certain furniture casters and floor protectors are clean and operate properly minimum of 1" continuous width is recommended).

 

  • Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on the floor.

*These are general guidelines, the client may use these guidelines as a base line, however, all products are different and it is the client’s responsibility to follow manufacturer's suggested guidelines overall. Carpet Kingdom Rug & Installation is not responsible for any damages caused if these guidelines do not work, as all products are different, please follow manufactures warranty guides.*

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