Here are few simple steps for your review to cover the basics of
how to maintain the beauty of your hardwood floors.
curing process for the finish takes approximately 60 days. The floor may be walked on after 24 hours, but the floor is susceptible
to scuffing or marring prior to completion of the curing time. Cleaning with water only, is recommended during the first month
after final coat. There is no curing process for pre-finished hardwood floors.
We advice only light walking, wearing socks or other foot covering with a soft undersurface.
Heels can be very damaging to your hardwood, so please make sure your shoes are in good repair.
sure pet’s claws are properly trimmed to avoid excessive scratches and gouges.
It is recommended
that you do not cover your hardwood floor with any type of material for 21 days. It needs this time to cure and must not be
able to breathe. However, it is understandable that you may not be able to wait that long to put your home back together again,
so please do what is best for you and your family.
Gently place furniture on the floor (do nor drag or
slide furniture over the floor)
For greater long-term care of your floor, use felt floor protectors on
the furniture legs. These can be purchased through any hardware stores.
3 Weeks After
Put carpets or rugs on the floor in high traffic areas (mats at exterior doors trap
sand and grid from incoming traffic) Shake off or vacuum mats daily to maximize their dirt and grid trapping ability. All
rugs should allow floor to breathe. Avoid rubber backed or non-ventilating rugs or mats.
Do not use any cleaning substances on the floor for the first months after final coat, only
water is recommended. Never damp mop a wood floor. Excessive amounts of water can cause your floor to swell and cup.
Vacuum with soft bristle brushes or use an untreated dust mop regularly
Wipe up spills
immediately using a damp cloth or paper towel
Use a cleaner specially formulated for hardwood floors
Swedish finish or pre-finished floors should never be waxed, nor harsh cleaners or treatments used
Keep a record of the products used to finish and clean your wood floor and leave this information for the next
owner of your home, if you move
For general cleaning of your freshly coated or pre-finished floors mix
1 ounce of white distilled vinegar with 31 ounces of water in a 32 ounce spray bottle. Spray solution onto your floors, then
wipe with a clean cotton cloth. Never pour solution or cleaner directly onto floor.. For larger areas, you may want to purchase
a flat head mop.