Hardwood Flooring Maintenance Tips

Hardwood Flooring Cleaning Tips & Maintenance Guide

Patrick Daigle Hardwood Flooring has all of the cleaning tips necessary to maintain a beautiful floor for years to come!

  • Immediately wipe up spills and moisture on the surface.
  • Dry vacuum or dust mop the wood surface to remove any dust or large particles.
  • Remove heal marks and scuffs with an approved flooring cleaner.
  • If the wood surface is urethane-protected, damp mopping can be done by hand or with a sponge-type applicator and a mild cleaning solution such as a diluted white vinegar-water solution (a cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water).
  • Never use oil soaps or water base liquid waxes or cleaners on any wood floor. If waxing is desired, use only buffing or paste waxes with solvent bases.
  • Often, a recoating may be all that is needed to restore a floor’s finish.? This should be done once the floor surface shows signs of wear. Don’t wait until the finish is worn to the bare wood. If you are in doubt, consult Patrick Daigle Hardwood Flooring.
  • Hot, humid and damp weather can be very damaging to your wood floors, causing your wood to expand, cup and buckle. We recommend that the interior humidity level is within a prescribed range of 45 to 55 percent. We also recommend the following precautions:
  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Use an air conditioner
  • Open windows on nice, dry days
  • Keep windows closed when humidity is high (usually in the late afternoon)
  • If your basement is damp, consider using a fan to blow the moist air out. It may be necessary to seal your concrete floors.

Helpful Hints

  • Avoid scratching or gouging the floor surface when moving heavy objects such as furniture or appliances.
  • Use protective felt pads under the legs of chairs or tables to minimize scratches. We carry several types of protector pads.
  • Use mats or throw rugs at door entrances to minimize moisture or dirt from the outside. We recommend that you not use the foam-backed or plastic-backed kind since they may discolor the floor.
  • Don’t allow spiked or stiletto shoes to go unprotected. Such shoes can wreak havoc on any kind of floor.
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Connecticut: ANDOVER 06232 06238 ASHFORD 06278 AVON 06001 06032 BERLIN 06023 06037 06051 06052 06111 BLOOMFIELD 06001 06002 06117 BOLTON 06043 BOZRAH 06334 06336 BRISTOL 06010 06011 BURLINGTON 06010 06013 06057 CANTON 06019 06020 06022 06059 06092 CHAPLIN 06235 06247 06256 COLCHESTER 06415 06474 COLUMBIA 06237 COVENTRY 06237 06238 06251 CROMWELL 06067 06416 06457 DURHAM 06422 EAST GRANBY 06026 06081 06096 EAST HADDAM 06415 06423 06469 EAST HAMPTON 06414 06424 06456 06480 EAST HARTFORD 06108 06114 06118 06120 06128 06138 EAST WINDSOR 06016 06088 ELLINGTON 06029 ENFIELD 06083 06088 FARMINGTON 06030 06032 06034 06053 06085 06087 06107 FRANKLIN 06254 GLASTONBURY 06025 06033 06067 06109 06073 GRANBY 06035 06060 06090 HADDAM 06422 06424 06438 06441 06469 HARTFORD 06101 06103 06105 06106 06107 06108 06109 06110 06111 06112 06114 06117 06118 06119 06120 06152 HARTLAND 06027 06060 06063 06065 06091 HEBRON 06231 06248 LEBANON 06237  MANCHESTER   06040 06041 06042 06045 06108 MANSFIELD 06226 06250 06268 06269 06286 MARLBOROUGH 06447 MIDDLEFIELD 06450 06455 06481 MIDDLETOWN 06023 06450 06455 06457 06459 NEW BRITAIN 06050 06051 06052 06053 NEWINGTON 06111 06131 06153 PLAINVILLE 06052 06062 PORTLAND 06073 06416 06480 ROCKY HILL 06033 06067 06073 06109 SALEM 06420 SIMSBURY 06070 06081 06089 06090 06092 SOMERS 06071 06072 SOUTHINGTON 06052 06062 06410 06444 06467 06479 06489 SOUTH WINDSOR  06028 06042 06074 06120 STAFFORD 06071 06075 06076 06077 06279 SUFFIELD 06026 06035 06078 06080 06093 TOLLAND 06084 UNION 06078 06242 06281 VERNON 06066 WEST HARTFORD 06105 06107 06110 06117 06 119 06127 06133 06137 WETHERSFIELD 06033 06106 06109 06114 06129 WILLINGTON 06265 06278 06279 WINDHAM 06226 06256 06266 06280 WINDSOR 06002 06006 06064 06095 06120 WINDSOR LOCKS 06088 06096 06199



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