How do I maintain my hardwood floors?

In order to maximize the durability and beauty of your hardwood flooring, we recommend the following practices as part of your floor’s normal care and maintenance:

Place doormats or rugs at entrances to collect moisture, sand, grit and other potentially damaging substances from being tracked on your floor.
Dust mop or vacuum with a soft accessory to keep your hardwood floor clean from dust, grit or dirt.
For sticky spots, use a soft damp cloth to gently scrub the floor. If necessary, use a generic hardwood floor cleaner. Do not use steel wool or other abrasive scouring pads.
Do not use harsh detergents, abrasive cleaners or corrosive chemicals to clean your floor.
Avoid excessive water. Use mats in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room to protect against spills. If a spill occurs, blot it up immediately with a dry cloth.
Use only colorfast and non-scratch carpeting or pads on your hardwood floor.
Protect the floor from furniture legs and do not walk on the floor with high-heeled shoes.