Genuine wood floors are a living, breathing material and just like your physical health, a certain amount of care and maintenance is key to keeping a floor in good condition. With proper maintenance and care, your hardwood floor will retain its beauty and durability for many years to come.
Northern wide Plank wood floors are durable and easy to clean, but the following are some things you need to keep in mind.
If you have light wood floors, you’ll need to clean them a little more often because they are more prone to wear.
The first thing you can do for your wood floor is get a good doormat to clean and dry shoes before coming in. Ideally both in and outside the door
Put soft pads on the bottom of table and chair legs and keep an eye that they haven’t fallen off. Don’t use protectors made of metal as they can wear patches and scratch the floor.
Dry cleaning is the best way to clean hardwood floors, rather than wet cleaning. Vacuum regularly and occasionally use a damp, well wrung-out cloth/mop with NWP Floor Soap diluted in water. The floor should dry within a minute if you’ve used the right amount of water.
Remove marks as soon as possible. Use either NWP Floor Soap and water or NWP Liquid Wax for more difficult stains. Please read our tips for removing difficult stains on page 5 in our Maintenance & Care Guide.
Avoid cleaning fluids containing ammonia or other strong cleaning chemicals.
Hardwax Oiled floors perform best when maintained and cared for properly as outlined in our Maintenance & Care Guide. Floors can be freshened up when the wood floor becomes hard to clean or if the surface gets scratched or dull.
To freshen the wood floor surface: Use NWP Liquid Wax after the floors have been thoroughly cleaned and dry.