Hardwood Care and Maintenance

Establish a proper cleaning routine for your hardwood flooring.

Hardwood Care and Maintenance

Both solid and engineered hardwood flooring are popular flooring choices among our customers. To ensure the durability and beauty of your hardwood flooring, many of today’s manufacturers use built in scuff resistant technology to keep floors looking their very best.


Protective Hardwood Maintenance

At PDJ Shaw Flooring , we know how important it is to follow a protective care and maintenance routine for your new hardwood floors. Invest in entry mats and doormats and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. To protect your hardwood floors from dents or indentations heavy furniture can leave over time, buy floor protectors.

Every day care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry mopping your hardwood flooring. 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.  If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines.

If you need a periodical deep clean, hire a local professional floor cleaning company. For recommendations, speak with any of our store representatives!


Preventative Hardwood Care

Be mindful of preventative maintenance for your new hardwood flooring; frequently trim your pet’s nails or remove your high heels and heavy boots before walking across the floor. Since hardwood floors are sensitive to the indoor climate of your home, use a humidifier during the dry heating season and run a dehumidifier during inclement weather.

With layered looks in style, add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect and enhance the interior design. For additional preventative maintenance best practices, visit this website: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/hardwood/care-maintenance/hardwood-care


Hardwood Spill and Stain Removal

Life happens on our hardwood flooring, and the occasional spills and stains are just inevitable. Educating yourself on how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring is important.  Most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean, especially on hardwood floors with stain and scuff resistant technology built into the hardwood finish. Tend to liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water resistant.  For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines.


Additional resources:

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful.

Shaw Hardwood Flooring Care Guide: https://shaw.app.box.com/v/hardwood-warranty-care

Care and Maintenance Tips: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/hardwood/care-maintenance/hardwood-care

Shaw R2X Hardsurface Cleaner:  https://shawfloors.com/shopping/r2x-cleaner