By observing a few precautions and setting up a regular cleaning routine and maintenance program, you can expect years of beauty from your floor. The following are examples of reasonable and necessary maintenance that should be performed.
- Get your floors cleaned 2 to 4 times a year with our Bona Deep Clean System. This cleaning equipment is made specifically for hardwood floors. You won't believe how much dirt this equipment will remove from your floors, even if you think your they're are clean!
- IMPORTANT: Do not use vinegar, oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products, or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil, silicon or ammonia Use of these and other such products will harm the long-term performance of your floor and may also affect its recoat ability.
- NEVER wet-mop, damp-mop, or flood your floor with water or other products. This can severely damage the flooring. Do steam cleaning machines.
- The use of approved maintenance and floor-care products is highly recommended. We highly recommend Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner with the Bona microfiber mop, these products are available at most "Big Box Stores". Every other product we have tried leaves a residue buildup that reduces the floor sheen.
- Vacuum regularly since grit can damage the finish on the wood, or the wood itself. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. DO NOT USE A VACUUM WITH A BEATER BAR HEAD.
- Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and recommended cleaning products.
- Keep pets' nails trimmed.
- Place protective felt pads beneath furniture legs and feet to reduce scratches and dents.
- Make certain furniture casters are clean and operate properly (a minimum 1" width is recommended), only use rubber casters, not plastic.
- If using a non-slip pad under carpet use only pads made of natural rubber or latex. Some pads can leave a pattern imprint under rugs.
- Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
- Use area rugs in high traffic areas and pivot points (e.g., stair landings, room entries, in front of the kitchen sink, etc.), especially if you have a large family or indoor pets.
- Place mats on both sides of doors leading out of the house. These mats will help catch dirt, sand and other materials that may damage your floor.
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