Tips for Protecting Your Floors
• Wipe up spills immediately.
• Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture brought into your home.
• Use area rugs in front of kitchen sinks and within high traffic areas. Rugs must be made of a breathable material to prevent moisture entrapment — and rugs with solid rubber or vinyl backings are not recommended.
• Keep your pet’s nails trimmed to minimize finish scratches.
• Use floor protectors on furniture to reduce indentation. The heavier the item, the wider the floor protector needed.
• Protect your floor from direct sunlight.
• DON’T walk on wood floors with spike or stiletto-heeled shoes. Remove shoes at the door to avoid potentially dragging in sharp objects that may be stuck in your shoe treads.
• DON’T use any of the following products (or products similar in nature) on your floor: ammonia-based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax-based products, solvent-based polishes, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soap, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic substances such as vinegar. Only use a designated hardwood floor cleaner