Gorgeous wood floor by Atlas Wood Floors of Germantown,MD

Hardwood Flooring Maintenance To Do List

  • Vacuum or sweep floors regularly
  • Remove spills promptly with a soft cloth.
  • Use a vacuum or broom for dry spills.
  • Place mats at interior and exterior doors to trap sand and grit from incoming traffic.
  • Have your floors recoated with polyurethane every 1-3 years.
  • Use area rugs on high traffic pathways, pivot areas, near doorways and end of stairs.
  • All rugs should allow floors to breathe.
  • Avoid rubber backed or non-ventilated rugs.
  • Install felt pad floor protectors on bottom of furniture.
  • Maintain the relative humidity in your home between 45% and 55% because excessive humidity can cause wood fibers to swell, creating cracks in the finish.