Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Proper care & cleaning for hardwood floors

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Hardwood flooring adds elegance to any room in your home, 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. This keep floors looking their very best.

Protective Care and Maintenance:

After your flooring installation is complete, we at Bowling’s Carpet know how important it is to follow a protective care and maintenance routine. To start, buy entry mats and doormats or remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. Use floor protectors for heavy furniture, to make sure it doesn’t leave any dents or indentations on your new hardwood flooring.

Everyday care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry moping your hardwood flooring. Before caring for your floor, be sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide, in addition to their list of approved vacuum cleaners.  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 our knowledgeable store representatives!


Preventative Maintenance:

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

Since layered looks are in style, you can add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect and enhance the interior design. At Bowling’s Carpet, we have a wide range of beautiful area rugs to choose from. For additional preventative maintenance best practices, visit this website: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/hardwood/care-maintenance/hardwood-care


Spill and Stain Removal:

As hard as we try to prevent them, spills and stains are inevitable, so it’s important to educate yourself on how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring.  With stain-resistant and scuff-resistant technology built into many hardwood finishes, most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean. Be sure to 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.