Steps to Ensure Lifelong Beauty:
To ensure lasting performance and lifelong beauty of your hardwood floors, care needs to be taken to remove excessive moisture and high humidity levels from the environment prior to delivery of solid hardwood flooring and wood paneling. Solid hardwood flooring is not recommended for basements or below-grade applications.
Upon delivery, your hardwood flooring and wood paneling needs to acclimate 3–7 days to its new environment prior to installation. In wetter or very dry climates, it could take from 2–4 weeks to properly acclimate hardwood flooring to its new home.
- Keep door mats/rugs clean.
- Keep grit off hardwood floors by dust mopping or vacuuming regularly.
- Wipe up spills promptly. Excessive water can result in damage to your hardwood floors.
- To wash, use 1/4 cup white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Damp mop or rag, wringing nearly dry, then proceed to clean hardwood floors.
For additional information and tips, please read our Installation and Care Guide for critical information.