Hardwood care and maintenance


Daily care and maintenance

Hardwood flooring, whether solid or engineered, is loved for its beauty and timelessness. To keep it looking its best, however, you'll need to put in a little bit of work. While many of today's manufacturers use built-in technology such as Shaw’s ScufResist™ to make their flooring more durable, hardwood isn't impervious to wear and tear.

At Barefoot Flooring, we believe it's essential to establish and follow a protective care and maintenance routine for your new hardwood flooring. Invest in doormats and remove all outdoor shoes before walking across your hardwood flooring. To protect your hardwood floors from dents or indentations from heavy furniture, buy floor protectors.

Regular care and maintenance should include sweeping, vacuuming, and dry mopping your hardwood flooring. If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, we sell manufacturer-approved cleaning products in our store.

Use an area rug!

To protect your hardwood flooring, you should use doormats and frequently trim your pet's nails. However, you might also consider using an area rug! This is a fun and stylish way to protect your flooring while enhancing your room's aesthetic appeal.

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Dealing with spills

Sometimes, the occasional spill on your hardwood flooring is simply inevitable. But it doesn't have to cause you any stress! Many of our floors are designed with scuff-resistant technology as well as stain-resistant technology, making them easy to maintain.

Most common spills, like milk and pet accidents, will wipe away clean. You'll want to tend to these spills immediately, as hardwood flooring is not water-resistant. For other spills such as wax or nail polish, you'll want to consult with your manufacturer's care guidelines.