With the right care, your hardwood floors can last a lifetime. Learn more with our guide.

Routine Hardwood Care

You will find maintaining your hardwood floors is easy once you establish a routine. Be sure to sweep your floors frequently, how often will depend on the amount of foot traffic your rooms receive. You can also dry mop or dust your hardwood floors. Regular cleaning removes abrasive dirt and dust particles that can wear down your floors faster.

It is a good idea to use doormats at entryways and remove your shoes when you enter your home to reduce the amount of dirt tracked onto your floors.

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Hardwood Spills and Stains Guide

No matter how careful you are, spills will happen. Fortunately, cleaning hardwood floors is easy.

When you spill a solid, simply sweep it or wipe it up. When you spill a liquid, use a clean cloth to wipe up the spill. You can use a damp cloth to remove any residue, but be sure not to let water pool or it will damage your floors. As long as you address the spill quickly, your hardwood floors should not stain or be damaged.

However, if you have a spill that begins to stain, consult your manufacturer's recommendations for removing the stain.