HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS

Tips to keep your floors looking like new:
Sweep your floor frequently to get rid of any dirt that can damage your floor’s finish. Sweep your floor frequently to get rid of any dirt that can damage your floor’s finish. Protect your floors from furniture scuff marks with furniture protectors. Do not drag heavy objects across your floor.

We recommend a professional hardwood floor cleaner to remove any tough heel or scuff marks. Do not spray directly on the stained floorinstead spray a small amount on a microfiber cloth and lightly rub the stained area. DO NOT use any cleaners with ammonia, wax or soaps, as they will ruin your floor’s finish.
Use window treatment to shade your hardwood floor from the sun’s rays. Prolonged exposure to sun could discolor your floor over time.
Be careful while wearing dress shoes or heels, they can cause gouges and marks on a wood floor. Groom pets nails to prevent scratching the floor.
Floor Mats at entryways and encouraging everyone to wipe their feet before entering your home will keep dirt and debris from scratching your floors.
A mat or rug in front of sinks/washers will prevent potential water damage to your wood floor.

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Blemishes and Debris:

Setting resins can exaggerate the appearance of blemishes in the early stages of a floor’s life. Any small debris, such as tiny airborne particles in your house, can refract light more during this time. However, almost all blemishes disappear completely as the finish sets. Length of time before you should become concerned: 60-90 days.

Discoloration:

As the finish sets, you may see very slight color differentiation in your wood
floor. These differentiations are normal and will most likely even out. Length
of time before you should become concerned: 60-90 days.

Uneven Sheen:

Many factors can contribute to uneven sheen- humidity, temperature, wood
species’ composition can make the application process tricky, leading to
possible uneven application. Sheen variance should even out over time.
Length of time before you should be concerned: 120 days.

Screen Marks, Brush Strokes and Abrasions:

Minor screen or brush marks may remain slightly visible during the initial drying phases. Likewise, small underlying abrasions may seem almost painfully obvious at first. Be assured that as the finish sets, resins tighten across the wood, and many of these marks will seem to disappear during the process. Length of time before you should be concerned: 60-90 days.

Overall, you will save yourself quite a bit of stress and grief if you remember it’s not uncommon to have some minor defects in a finished floor. Small, temporary side-effects will almost always disappear during the curing and maturation process.

However, if these side-effects are still obvious after the time allotments mentioned above, please contact us.
When inspecting your new wood floor, please remember to do so from a standing position with normal lighting. Glare, particularly from large windows, magnifies any irregularity in the floor and should not determine acceptance.

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