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Hardwood Care And Maintenance

Did you know that both solid and engineered hardwood flooring are popular 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.

Protective Care and Maintenance:

At 2nd Street Floors, we know how important it is to follow a protective care and maintenance routine for your new hardwood floors. For example, start by setting out entry mats and doormats and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. Another step would be to buy floor protectors to protect your hardwood floors from dents or indentations heavy furniture can leave over time.

Everyday care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry moping your hardwood flooring. Make sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide, in addition to their list of approved vacuum cleaners, before caring for your flooring.  If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines.

If you need a periodical deep clean, hire a local professional floor cleaning company. For recommendations, speak with any of 2nd Street Floor’s store representatives!

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Preventative Maintenance:

Be mindful of preventative maintenance for your new hardwood flooring; frequently trim your pet’s nails or remove your high heels and heavy boots before walking across the floor. Since hardwood flooring is also sensitive to the indoor climate of your home, use a humidifier during the dry heating season and run a dehumidifier during inclement weather.

Layered looks are also in style; add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect and enhance the interior design. For additional preventative maintenance best practices, visit this website:

Spill and Stain Removal:

Life happens on our flooring, and the occasional spills and stains are simply inevitable. Learning 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. Wipe away 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.

Additional resources:

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stains removal resources to help keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful:

Shaw Hardwood Flooring Care Guide:

Care and Maintenance Tips:

Shaw R2X Hardsurface Cleaner:

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Find all of these trusted names and more when you shop hardwood from 2nd Street Floors!

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