Knowing how to care for your hardwood floors can help ensure that they always look great. 

Daily Hardwood Care & Maintenance

When it comes to hardwood floors, sweeping is the name of the maintenance game. By investing in a broom and putting it to use regularly, you can help to remove dirt, dust, and other debris that could scrape, scratch, or cause damage to your hardwood floors. 

Other forms of recommended maintenance include purchasing door mats and placing them at the entrances to your home. You should encourage guests to remove their shoes before walking on your hardwood. Some people will use furniture protectors too. 

Hardwood is, overall, an easy-to-maintain flooring. 

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Dealing With Hardwood Spills & Stains

Fortunately for hardwood owners, spills are not much cause for concern. Part of the appeal of hardwood is its overall durability and lack of required maintenance. So if a spill occurs on your hardwood, wipe it up in a timely manner to avoid lingering damage. If you act fast, substances should never stain your hardwood. 


For more difficult messes or marks, consult your manufacturer on approved cleaning products. You should never use an unknown cleaning substance on your hardwood without testing it first.