FLOOR CARE BASICS
Never wax urethane floors. A majority of floors installed today have urethane finishes.
Never use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products on wood floors. Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly. The only remedy in
this situation is to refinish the floor.
Place mats and throw rugs at doorways, exteriors and interiors to help prevent the tracking of grit, dirt and sand.
Sweep or vacuum wood floors regularly.
Never wet-mop a wood floor. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.
Wipe up food and other spills immediately with a dry or slightly dampened towel (wipe dry).
Put plastic or fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching.
Remember: cleats, sports shoes and high heels can dent any floor surface.
When moving heavy furniture, protect wood flooring by slipping a piece of cloth under the legs or covering each leg with a heavy sock or half of a milk
For wood flooring in the kitchen, place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink to catch water.