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(203) 641-4666 - Norwalk, CT
(203) 913-4209 - New Haven, CT
(860) 920-7910 - Bolton, CT
(914) 362-1070 - Tarrytown, NY
Cleaning wood floors is easy. Regular maintenance includes sweeping with a soft bristle broom or dusting with a dry microfiber mop. If the floor has beveled edges, vacuum with the beater bar turned off to remove dust from between the floor boards. Clean the floors periodically with a professional wood floor cleaning product recommended by a wood flooring professional.
|Daily||Sweep or dust mop|
|Weekly||Vacuum using the bare floor setting|
|Monthly||Clean with recommended wood flooring cleaner|
|Every 3 - 5 Years||Maintenance coat|
|Every Few Decades||Sand and refinish|
To keep wood floors looking and performing well for generations, follow these guidelines. Individual maintenance schedules will vary depending on use, wear and tear, and lifestyle.
We use high grade commercial poyuerethanes on your hardwood floors. The surface will get harder over the next 60 days. Care for them will make them last and last. We don’t want to see you again unless you are buying a new house.
Do not use ammonia cleaners or oil soaps on a wood floor, as they will dull the finish and performance of your floor. These products will also affect the ability to re-coat your floor later.
Since wood naturally expands when it is wet, never wet mop or use excessive water to clean your floor. Large amounts of water can cause the wood to swell and may cause your floor to crack or splinter.
Being a natural product, hardwood will expand and contract due to moisture level changes. Minimize water exposure to hardwood floors and clean up spills as soon as they happen.
We recommend that you NEVER slide or drag any furniture across the newly finished floor. It should always be "placed gently" on the new floor. Any furniture like dining room chairs or ottomans - which could be slid or moved frequently - should ALWAYS have felt on the bottoms of the legs to prevent any possible scratches.
Attention: Women & Pet Owners - Stiletto heels can cause dents and scratches. Also, love your pet but regularly trim their nails or claws to avoid scratches on the hardwood floor. The point here is to be cautious of sharp objects that may scratch or damage the floor.
We also recommend a professional buffing every 2-3 years. Just like carpet cleaning maintenance, hardwood floors could greatly benefit from this easy, quick one day process. The floors get buffed and one coat of polyurethane applied. The price is very reasonable. The application of any cleaning products, which include any oils, soaps, wax or silicone will create a buildup and will make this type of buffing not possible. We only recommend Bruce or Bona cleaners.)
A regular cleaning and periodic professional maintenance of your hardwood flooring will ensure a home and lifestyle of beauty and comfort for years to come!