How to Care for Your Engineered Hardwood Flooring

How to Care for Your Engineered Hardwood Flooring

At Wholesale Flooring & Granite, we'll tell you why homeowners just adore their engineered hardwood flooring. The truth is, they're so incredibly easy to clean! And, with proper maintenance and cleaning, those new engineered hardwood floors will provide you with countless years of durable, solid flooring and high-quality, eye-catching luster. Also, if you ever decide to sell your house, those gorgeous engineered hardwood floors will surely impress potential home buyers.

Why Do You Have to Maintain Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Engineered hardwood flooring surfaces, even those protected by thick polyurethane coats, require cleaning on a regular basis. Dirt, grit, and sand on the flooring surface act like sandpaper, dulling, damaging or even completely removing the finish. Any liquids that are spilled on the floor and not cleaned up immediately can lead to stained or moisture damaged wood.

What Cleaning Equipment Should I Use for Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
A soft-bristled broom can be used to sweep up the loose dust, debris, or dirt. If you prefer to vacuum your floor, then use a lightweight vacuum. But, make sure to avoid engaging the 'hard floor' mode or the rotating bristle bar, if your model has them, so as not to damage your engineered hardwood floor surface.

Leftover surface debris can be removed with a slightly damp mop. Should any excess water remain on the floor after mopping, use a towel to dry it. If you would like to use a cleaning solution to add additional shine to your floors, try a popular wood floor cleaning product like the Bona range of wood floor cleaners.

Do I Need to Avoid Using Anything on My Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Yes! You must absolutely, positively avoid using ammonia or other harsh detergents on your floors. Steam cleaners are also a big no-no, because they force moisture down into the engineered hardwood flooring and can cause irreparable damage. Lastly, never use harsh handheld scrubbers, such as scouring pads or steel wool. When in doubt, come into our Wholesale Flooring & Granite Baton Rouge, LA showroom and chat with one of our flooring experts.