Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Learn more about the basics of hardwood maintenance today!

Daily Hardwood Care | Puckett's Flooring

Daily Hardwood Care

Hardwood floors are renowned for their durability and lack of required maintenance. Learn more about the steps you need to take to ensure that your hardwood floors look great for years to come.

Sweeping your hardwoods will keep them looking great day in and day out. By sweeping, you are helping to remove dirt, dust, and other debris that can scratch your hardwood floors while leading to premature aging. How often you need to sweep will depend on the traffic that the floors receive, but you should plan on doing so every couple of days.

You can also damp-mop your hardwood floors for a deeper cleaning. The emphasis is on the word damp (not wet). A soaking wet mop on your hardwood floors could lead to warping, but a damp mop can help to ensure your hardwood floors always look their best.

Solid Messes

With hardwood, solid messes are not cause for concern. When and if a solid mess takes place on your hardwood floors, grab that broom we discussed earlier and sweep up the mess in a timely manner. It's really that simple. For difficult-to-handle messes, you can consult your manufacturer on how to proceed. 

Liquid Spills

When liquid spills occur on your hardwood floors, you don't need to panic! Grab a clean towel or cloth and absorb the substance in a timely manner to avoid damage to your hardwood or the subflooring beneath. The longer you wait, the more likely lingering issues are to arise. For difficult-to-handle liquid spills, consult your manufacturer.