Wash regularly to remove dirt and grit. Use a mild detergent solution, or the manufacturer’s recommended product. Always rinse thoroughly.
Sweep or vacuum regularly.
Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, as they may discolor grout.
Wipe spills immediately, as the grout joints may become discolored.
Grout may be sealed every couple of years to help prevent discoloration over time due to wear and tear.
Hardwood Floor Care
Dust or sweep regularly to remove dirt and grit that may damage your floor’s finish.
Use a floor cleaner recommend by your manufacturer, or one that is meant specifically for hardwood floors. Never use a household dust treatment, oil soaps or furniture polish as this will dull the finish or cause the floor to become slick. Never mop a wood floor. Excessive amounts of water or liquid can cause your floor to swell and cup.
To protect your hardwood floor you’ll want to place area rugs in places that receive a high level of traffic. Avoid rubber-backed rugs. Instead, place a no-slip rug underlayment made especially for hard surfaces.
Place felt protective pads on the legs of your furniture. Replace them as they become worn. Embedded dirt will scratch the surface of your floor.
Never wax a urethane floor. A paste wax will form a sticky film allowing dirt to stick to your wood finish.
Have your floor refinished by a professional every few years to maintain it’s optimum appearance.