Information about HardWood FLOORING


Steps to correctly clean your flooring

and what items/products not to use

LIST OF WHAT NOT TO USE

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION AS TO WHY NOT PLEASE EMAIL US


DO NOT USE:


-Anything with the word GLOW


-Anything with the word OIL


-Anything with the word POLISH


-Anything with the word SWIFFER


-A vacuum that has rough edges/surface that make contact with he flooring


-Anything for pet stains


-Anything that has the word STEAM in it-that means do not use a steam vacuum of any kind


-Anything that your cleaning service has recommended unless you are given permission by the manufacturer.


-Anything that the manufacturer has not given you specific permission to use in writting


-Anything that will add excessive moisture to the floor


-Do not wet mop your flooring


-Do not use new cleaning products without using a test area for at least 1 week.


NOTE: This list will continue to grow as new damaging products are added. If you know of something else that damages that is not listed please let us know and we will update the list.

Please remember that the best thing to do is to 

contact the manufacturer of the hardwood flooring to ask what to clean it with. 

site finished

HARDWOOD FLOORING



You have no idea who the manufacturer of the top coat/final coat of finish of your  flooring in your home is.


Step One

Head for any place that sells hardwood flooring.


Step Two

Find a specialist and ask them to suggest 1-2 products to clean. 

NOTE: DO NOT BUY ANYTHING WITH THE WORD GLOW OR OIL OR POLISH.


Step Three

Contact 3-5 hardwood flooring manufacturers and ask for sales representatives and ask them what they suggest. Nothing in writing because you did not purchase their product but a conversation is perfectly ok to have.


Step Four

Purchase the product but before use contact the manufacturer and let them know that you want a better warranty then the one that they offer in case your flooring has problems. Get that in writing. Tell them you do not think that using a 20 dollar cleaner should cause any issues but you just want to be sure they stand behind their product. Refer to this website if you want to as someone who is advising you.


Step Five

Test the cleaner by cleaning a small section of the flooring away from places where any damage would be visible if the cleaner causes a issue. We recommend testing for 2-4 weeks. The larger the amount of flooring the longer we would test. Remember this sounds like a lot but re-sanding hardwood flooring is very expensive and this is the best way to test a new product.


Step Six

Maintaining your hardwood flooring is important and remember to follow the instructions on the cleaning label as best as you can.


Step Seven

Clean the microfiber mop separately from your laundry and never with detergent. Best to keep it as far away from laundry as possible and maybe even to wash it and air dry it separately.



PREFINISHED

HARDWOOD FLOORING



You have no idea who the manufacturer of the prefinished flooring in your home is.

Step One

Head for any place that sells hardwood flooring.


Step Two

Find a specialist and ask them to suggest 1-2 products

NOTE: DO NOT BUY ANYTHING WITH THE WORD GLOW OR OIL OR POLISH.


Step Three

Contact 3-5 hardwood flooring manufacturers and ask for sales representatives and ask them what they suggest. Nothing in writing because you did not purchase their product but a conversation is perfectly ok to have.


Step Four

Purchase the product but before use contact the manufacturer and let them know that you want a better warranty then the one that they offer in case your flooring has problems. Get that in writing. Tell them you do not think that using a 20 dollar cleaner should cause any issues but you just want to be sure they stand behind their product. Refer to this website if you want to as someone who is advising you.


Step Five

Test the cleaner by cleaning a small section of the flooring away from places where any damage would be visible if the cleaner causes a issue. We recommend testing for 2-4 weeks. The larger the amount of flooring the longer we would test. Remember this sounds like a lot but re-sanding hardwood flooring is very expensive and this is the best way to test a new product.


Step Six

Maintaining your hardwood flooring is important and remember to follow the instructions on the cleaning label as best as you can.


Step Seven

Clean the microfiber mop separately from your laundry and never with detergent. Best to keep it as far away from laundry as possible and maybe even to wash it and air dry it separately.