Establishing an effective hardwood cleaning routine

Your hardwood flooring, whether a solid or engineered product, is bound to be beautiful and timeless. However, to keep your floor looking its best, you'll need to put in a little bit of work. Many of the hardwood flooring products we carry feature built-in anti-wear technology. One example is Shaw’s ScufResist™. Even with such features, know that hardwood isn't going to be completely impervious to wear and tear. Proper cleaning is still a must to maintain the appearance of your floors.

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Your daily care & maintenance routine

Invest in doormats

Invest in quality doormats and place them at all entrances to your home. Encourage family members and visitors to use them.

Use floor protectors

Heavy furniture can leave dents in hardwood over time. Use floor protectors on all table and chair legs.

Clean frequently

Sweep, vacuum, and dry mop your flooring regularly to keep it looking its best. Use only manufacturer-approved devices.

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Dealing with stains and spills

Occasional spills and stains are inevitable, especially if you have high-energy pets or small children in your family. Most liquid spills will wipe away simply with a cloth, which should be done immediately because hardwood flooring is not waterproof. Other spills, such as wax or nail polish, require more complex solutions. For these, you'll want to consult this handy stain removal guide from Shaw Floors.

Put a rug on it!

You can protect your floors in many ways. You can use floor protectors, you can trim your pets' nails, and you can make sure everyone takes their shoes off before they walk on your hardwood. However, perhaps the most fun measure you can take is to invest in a few quality area rugs! These stylish design tools double as protection for any hard-surface flooring while adding color and comfortable cushion to any room.

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