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Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Discover key tips to keeping your hardwood floors looking beautiful for years to come


The beauty of hardwood flooring in your home is unparalleled, with both solid and engineered hardwood being 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 very best.

Shaw’s ScufResist™ built in hardwood floor finish, protects floors from scuffs, marks and stains that could result from every day wear and tear.

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It’s important to follow a protective care and maintenance routine for your new hardwood floors. At Flooring By Design, we recommend you place entry mats and doormats at the entrance to your room and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. Heavy furniture can leave dents and indentations on your flooring over time, so protect your new hardwood flooring with special floor protectors.

For everyday care and maintenance, we recommend the following:

  • Check your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide, in addition to their list of approved vacuum cleaners, before caring for your flooring.
  • Sweep, vacuum or dry mop your hardwood flooring daily to keep them looking like new!
  • If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines. 
  • For a periodical deep clean, hire a local professional floor cleaning company. For recommendations, speak with any of our store representatives!
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It’s bound to happen, no matter how careful you may be the occasional spills and stains are just inevitable. Educate 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 finished.
  • Tend to liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water resistant.
  • For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines.
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Additional Resources

Looking for additional information about upkeep for your hardwood floors? Bookmark this list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your floor looking beautiful.

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