Maintaining engineered hardwood flooring is a painless process as long as it is a part of your regular cleaning routine. To avoid potential damage, it’s important to keep your floors as free of dirt, debris, and spills as possible. This will help you retain the original look of your flooring for many years to come.
- Keep your engineered flooring swept, clean, and dry on a daily basis.
- Use either a vacuum cleaner with a soft flooring attachment, or a broom.
- A dry microfiber dust mop can be used to pick up dirt and debris from the floor.
- Spills must be wiped up as soon as they occur. Excessive water or liquid can cause irreversible damage to engineered hardwood flooring.
- You can also keep pebbles, dirt, moisture, grains of sand, fragments of glass, and debris away by keeping floor mats and rugs at all entrances. This will help keep the upper wear layer and finish of your floor safe and intact for a longer period of time.
- Avoid walking on your floors with high heeled shoes or shoes with spikes because they can cause severe damage to the upper wear layer of the floor.
- Wax-based cleaners, harsh detergents, or steel wool should not be used to clean engineered hardwood flooring.