Care and Maintenance of Wood Flooring Products
The mats won’t get all the dirt and grit, so it is necessary to sweep and vacuum the floors regularly. Sweeping can dislodge embedded grit that a vacuum sometimes misses. So sweep first then dust mop and vacuum. When dust mopping, you can quickly get up the fine grit and debris in the open areas. Use no treatment on the dust mop or a treatment that has no silicon content and leaves no residue to contaminate the finish. When vacuuming, use an attachment with a soft brush, not with a beater bar such as those found on an upright. Also, the edges of area rugs are good traps for dirt and debris. So roll the edge of the rug back and vacuum along the exposed perimeter.
For a new or recently finished floor, give the consumer instructions from the manufacturer on proper maintenance along with the recommended cleaner. Advise them to protect floors from abuse by collecting dirt and debris before it reaches the flooring; to check all items that come into contact with the flooring for scratch and dent producers; and to clean by sweeping, dust mopping and vacuuming routinely.