Hardwood Care and Maintenance 

According to today’s style trends, solid and engineered hardwood flooring are one of the favorite flooring options among our customers.

 To ensure the durability and beauty of your hardwood flooring, many of today’s manufacturers use built in scuff resistant technology to keep floors looking their very best. Shaw’s ScufResist™ built in hardwood floor finish, for example, protects floors from marks, scuffs and scratches that could result from daily wear and tear.  

Protective Care and Maintenance: 
At Carpet Advantage, we know how important it is to follow a protective care and maintenance routine for your new hardwood floors.  

  • Invest in entry mats and doormats and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring.  
  • To protect your hardwood floors from dents or indentations heavy furniture can leave over time, buy floor protectors.  
  • Every day care and maintenance could include sweeping, vacuuming or dry mopping your hardwood flooring.  

Make sure to check with your manufacturer’s care and maintenance guide, in addition to their list of approved vacuum cleaners, before caring for your flooring.  If your new hardwood floors need more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines. We sell the Shaw R2X Hardsurface Floor Cleaner at our store location, and you can also order refills online here (https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/hardwood/care-maintenance/r2x-hardsurfaces-cleaner

Always hire a professional floor cleaning company for that periodical deep clean! For local recommendations, speak with any of our store representatives! 

Preventative Maintenance: 
Preventative maintenance for your new hardwood flooring begins with awareness of your surroundings. Frequently trim your pet’s nails or remove your high heels and heavy boots before walking across the floor. Since hardwood flooring is also sensitive to the indoor climate of your home, use a humidifier during the dry heating season and run a dehumidifier during inclement weather.  

Layered looks are today’s modern household statement; add an area rug on top of your hardwood flooring to protect your flooring while warming up the room. For additional preventative maintenance best practices, visit this website: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/hardwood/care-maintenance/hardwood-care  

Spill and Stain Removal: 
Occasional spills and stains are just inevitable, and if you have a house full of young kids, is practically a daily occurrence. . Educating yourself on how to remove common household stains without damaging your flooring is important.  Most common spills like liquids or pet accidents will wipe away clean, especially on hardwood floors with stain and scuff resistant technology built into the hardwood finished. Make sure you mop up liquid spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water resistant.  For other common stains like wax residue or nail polish, consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines.   

Additional resources: 
Be sure to bookmark this list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful: 

Browse helpful links below 

Shaw Hardwood Flooring Care Guide:
https://shaw.app.box.com/v/hardwood-warranty-care  

Care and Maintenance Tips:
https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/hardwood/care-maintenance/hardwood-care  

Shaw R2X Hardsurface Cleaner:
https://shawfloors.com/shopping/r2x-cleaner