So you just got your floors refinished.
What's the best way to take care of them to ensure they last a lifetime?
Regular use keeps dust off your floor and prevents buildup. Products like Swiffer Sweeper and Bona Microfiber pads are easily found at most stores.
Use Hardwood Floor Cleaners
Hardwood cleaners are easy to find and use. Cleaners do not leave the residue that many polishes do so recoating remains an option down the road.
Put Protectors on Furniture
This prevents scratches and dents in the finish. Always lift furniture and try to avoid dragging even with protectors.
Wet mop or steam clean.
These put too much moisture into the floor which can lead to cupping and water damage as well as breaking down the finish.
Use non-hardwood floor cleaners.
Laminate, tile, or wood polishes can leave a residue film on your floors which can damage the finish and cause adherence problems for future recoats. Never use wood cleaning products like Pledge or Murphy's Oil.
Daily - Dust Mop
Weekly - Vacuum on Bare Floor Setting
Monthly - Hardwood Cleaner
Yearly - Professional Deep Cleaning
3 - 5 Years - Recoat