Custom hardwood floors, when properly finished, are the easiest of all floor surfaces to keep clean and looking good year after year. Follow these guidelines:
Routinely: Dust mop, sweep or vacuum at least twice a week to keep grit and dust free.
Spills: Soak up and blot spills promptly. It is safe to wipe with a barely damp cloth and then towel-dry.
Restoration: Know the brand of flooring and the type of finish on your floor before applying any cleaning products. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for proper care or consult a floor-finishing specialist.
Custom Finished Polyurethane Floors: Spot clean with PolyCare™ and PolyCare Scuff Remover™, available at any FCA store.
Do Not: Wet mop because standing water can cause wood to swell and buckle. Also, do not use: Murphy’s Oil Soap™, Fantastic™, Formula 409™, dish washing detergents, powdered all-purpose cleaners, paste wax, Endust™, Pledge™, Future™, Mop-N-Glow™, Brite™, or any similar products. Above all, never use a self-polishing acrylic wax made for sheet vinyl on a wood floor. These products make wood slippery and dull, especially if coated with a polyurethane finish.