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Hardwood Flooring Care and Maintenance Recommendations

CFA Industrial's engineered hardwood flooring requires routine care and regular maintenance in order to maintain the beauty of its appearance over time. The recommendations in this section are in accordance with guidelines required to maintain the coverage of CFA Industrial's limited warranties and wil help prolong the life and beauty of your engineered hardwood flooring.

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Preventative Maintenance

[] Use protective mats at all exterior entrances.

[] Remove spills promptly using Hardwood Floor Cleaner and a clean white cloth.

[] Use felt protectors under chairs and heavy pieces of furniture.

[] Protect the floor when using a dolly for moving furniture or appliances.

[] Footwear should be periodically checked for wear. Spiked heels or shoes in need of repair can severely damage hardwood floors.

[] Excessive sunlight can cause discoloration. Use window coverings to protect the wood flooring against sun exposure.

[] Close window coverings during hours of direct sunlight.

[] To keep a consistent color across your floor, rotate area rugs on a regular basis

[] Keep animal nails trimmed to prevent damage to the floor.

[] Vacuum or sweep the floor regularly.  

WARNING: Vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head can damage a floor and should never be used.

Cleaning Guideline

CFA Industrial's engineered hardwood floors are easy to care for and require no waxing. When the appearance of the floor becomes dulled by the effects of soil, simply use Hardwood Floor Cleaner and a specialty terry cloth flooring mop available from most flooring retailers.

Note: If the floor becomes scratched or dull, repairs can often be made using repair accessories. Contact the installing flooring subcontractor for information.

[Step 1]

Vacuum or sweep the floor to remove any particles that could scratch the floor.

[Step 2]

Apply Hardwood Floor Cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop, not the floor.

[Step 3]

Use a back and forth motion with the mop. When the terry cloth cover becomes soiled, simply replace it with a clean one. Cleaning the floor with a soiled cover could cause streaking. If the cover(s) are reuseable, simply throw the cover(s) in the wash and dry it as you would any towel.

What to Avoid

[] Wet or damp mopping your wood floors. Water can cause damage to wood flooring.

[] Using oil soaps, wax, liquid or other household products to clean your floor.

[] Sliding or rolling heavy furniture/appliances across the floor.

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