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Do's & Don'ts for Hardwood Floor Maintenance February 6, 2019

Webster, Monroe
Do's & Don'ts for Hardwood Floor Maintenance, Webster, New York

Hardwood flooring can be a beautiful feature in just about any room of your home. Whether you have an older wooden floor or you recently got a new one installed by a hardwood flooring contractor, proper care is the key to making it last. Follow these tips to preserve your investment and ensure it shines like new for years to come.


Clean up spills right away.

Water and other spilled liquids can seep into your floor, causing it to warp or crack over time. To avoid the need for floor refinishing, promptly wipe up all spills with a soft rag. Coffee, juice, and wine can stain the wood, so use a combination of mild detergent and water to clean these types of spills.

Maintain a consistent environment.

Wood expands and contracts with fluctuations in temperature and humidity. Set your heating and air conditioning system to keep your home’s indoor temperature stable year-round. Use a humidifier and dehumidifier to control the amount of moisture in your home and prevent your floor from warping and cracking.


Use harsh cleaning supplies.

Webster hardwood flooring contractorRegularly remove dust and debris from your floor using a high-quality broom or soft-bristle vacuum attachment. Mop high-traffic areas once a week with a soft mop and a gentle floor cleaning solution, such as water and vinegar. Ask your hardwood flooring contractor to recommend products that are safe to use on your particular type of floor if you have higher-quality wood. 

Decorate with rubber-backed rugs.

Over time, the chemicals in the rubber backing can create discoloration and dull spots on your hardwood floor. Avoid these permanent marks by using area rugs made from natural or synthetic fibers without backing. If you must use rubber-backed rugs, talk to your hardwood flooring contractor about hardwood-safe pads to put under them.



Based in Webster, NY, General’s Hardwood Flooring has been providing hardwood flooring installation and repair services to residents across Monroe County since 2002. Whether you need a hardwood flooring contractor for installation of a new floor or restoration of an old one, their skilled, knowledgeable team can handle the job. Call (585) 303-5704 to discuss your flooring needs, or visit their website to learn more about their services.

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