Floor Care

Cleaning your floor
  • Build-up of dust and dirt can damage your floor. Sweep on a regular basis and use a dust mop for finer pieces of dust.
  • Do not use oil soaps or ammonia and do not wax or polish your floor. All of these materials can damage the finish over time and affect adhesion for recoating.
  • To clean your floor, use only a damp mop or cloth with Bona (find Bona at www.bona.com or at most home improvement stores). Do not use excessive amounts of water as this can damage and warp the wood. Use a 10:1 ratio of water to vinegar to help remove accumulated grease and sticky substances not removed with water. Only use this solution periodically as the vinegar may break down the finish if used daily.
  • Wood flooring retailers will also carry cleaners from companies that specialize in wood flooring.
  • Ask your Earl's representative if you’re unsure about a cleaner or for products we may recommend.
Protecting your floor
  • Be sure to use felt pads beneath furniture to reduce scratches and dents. Keep the pads clean and change them each year.
  • Keep your pet’s nails trimmed to help minimize scratching.
  • Clean any pet accidents immediately to reduce the risk of stains.
  • Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes on hardwood floors.
  • Use rugs in high-traffic, sink and work areas to trap debris and protect from spills.
  • Be aware that the sun and UV rays can age and damage your floor’s finish. Earl's can recommend a special finish which helps protect your floors from UV damage and won’t turn yellow or amber over time.
  • Never drag furniture across flooring without proper protection.
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