Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance is essential when it comes to keeping your hardwood flooring looking and performing its best for decades. Follow these simple tips!

Keep Your Hardwood Looking New


Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time to devote to carpet cleaning and care, there are some quick and easy tasks that will do wonders to protect the look and longevity of your hardwood flooring.


Preventative maintenance will go a long way to keep your hardwood looking as good as new for years to come. Ask family members and guests to remove their shoes before walking across your floor. Also invest in some doormats to trap dirt and particles instead of tracking them throughout your home. 


Lastly, use floor protectors and wide-load-bearing leg bases/rollers to minimize indentations and scratches from heavy objects. As a rule, the heavier the object, the wider the floor protector should be.

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Regular Cleaning

Your hardwood floor upkeep should include sweeping, vacuuming, and dry mopping. Make sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide, in addition to their list of approved vacuum cleaners, before caring for your flooring. 

Periodically clean the floor with R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner from Shaw's line of floor covering care products.


Dealing with Spills & Stains

No matter how careful you are or how much you stick to your care and maintenance routine, your hardwood will still likely experience the occasional spill or mess, especially if you have kids or pets.

With hardwood, common messes such as milk, pet accidents, and many other liquid spills will simply wipe away clean. This is especially true with hardwood floors that are designed with stain- and scuff-resistant technology. 

For complex messes, it's important to consult with the manufacturer's guide regarding proper cleaning products and procedures.

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