Hardwood Flooring Maintenance Guide

Hardwood Flooring Maintenance Guide

Hardwood flooring adds timeless elegance and warmth to any home. However, to keep your hardwood floors looking their best for years to come, proper maintenance is essential. At Carolina In Home Flooring, serving Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Pinehurst, and surrounding communities, we're dedicated to ensuring your hardwood floors remain in pristine condition. Here's a comprehensive guide to hardwood flooring maintenance.

Regular Cleaning Routine


Regular cleaning is crucial to maintaining the beauty of your hardwood floors. Follow these steps for routine cleaning:

  • Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt, dust, and debris.
  • Use a damp mop with a pH-neutral hardwood floor cleaner to remove stubborn stains and spills.
  • Avoid using excessive water, as it can damage the wood. Wipe up spills promptly with a dry or damp cloth.

Preventative Measures


Preventative maintenance can help protect your hardwood floors from damage. Consider the following measures:

  • Place felt pads on the bottom of furniture legs to prevent scratches and dents.
  • Use area rugs and doormats in high-traffic areas to trap dirt and moisture.
  • Avoid wearing high heels or shoes with cleats on hardwood floors, as they can cause scratches and dents.

Protective Coatings


Applying protective coatings can help prolong the life of your hardwood floors and enhance their durability. Consider the following options:

  • Apply a polyurethane finish to provide a protective barrier against scratches, stains, and moisture.
  • Consider refinishing your hardwood floors every few years to restore their shine and luster.

Preventing Water Damage


Water is hardwood flooring's biggest enemy, as it can cause warping, cupping, and mold growth. Take the following precautions to prevent water damage:

  • Wipe up spills immediately to prevent them from seeping into the wood.
  • Use a humidifier in dry environments to maintain optimal humidity levels and prevent gaps between floorboards.
  • Avoid using steam cleaners or wet mops on hardwood floors, as they can damage the wood and finish.

Preserve Your Hardwood Floors with Proper Maintenance


At Carolina In Home Flooring, we're committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction with your hardwood flooring investment. Our team of Owner-operated, supportive, collaborative, and compassionate professionals is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and expertise. From our sales consultants' professional knowledge to our exclusive installers' adherence to personalized service standards, we strive to exceed your expectations every step of the way.

Experience the convenience of our efficient shop-at-home, mobile showroom buying process, supported by innovative technologies. Trust in our commitment to integrity, honesty, transparency, and trust as we form lasting relationships with our customers.

With same-day financing options, limited manufacturer product warranties, limited lifetime installation warranty, and available accidental damage protection plans, we offer peace of mind with every purchase.

Ensure the longevity and beauty of your hardwood floors with Carolina In Home Flooring's expert maintenance tips and services. Contact us today to schedule your shop-at-home appointment and discover the difference quality hardwood flooring can make in your home.