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Floor Care

Floor Care

Congratulations on the purchase of your beautiful Aurora Hardwood floor. Below you will find the steps necessary to maintain the new floor for a lifetime.

Preventive Maintenance:

    • Maintain temperature between 60-80°F and relative humidity between 35-50% (50-60% for bamboo floors)
    • Use exterior and interior doormats at all entrances to collect dirt and moisture
    • Place area rugs (without rubber or vinyl backing) at pivot points and high-traffic areas
    • Use non-slip pads recommended for wood floors under rugs
    • Apply furniture leg protector pads (felt or indoor-outdoor carpet type) under all furniture
    • Remove metal or hard plastic caps from furniture legs before applying protectors
    • Maintain and clean furniture protectors regularly
    • Replace plastic casters on chairs with rubber caster wheels
    • Keep pet nails trimmed
    • Avoid rolling or dragging heavy objects across the floor

Routine Maintenance:

    • Eliminate fine particles and dirt to prevent scratches: vacuum or sweep as needed.
    • Use a brush or felt vacuum head, not a beater bar head.
    • Regularly clean interior doormats and shake debris from exterior ones.
    • Quickly remove spills, pet accidents, and tracked-in dirt for easier cleanup.
    • Use recommended hardwood flooring cleaner for regular cleaning and removing grease and smudges.
    • Maintain floor shine through proper care.
    • Avoid cleaning or wet mopping with water, which may cause permanent damage.
    • Do not use abrasive cleaners, bleach, ammonia, vinegar-based cleaners, wax or acrylic polishes, or oil soaps.

Long term Maintenance:

    • Depends on cleaning and maintenance frequency.
    • High-traffic areas may show wear and become delustered (white cast, dull shine).
    • A fresh coat of finish may be needed to enhance longevity and beauty.
    • Hardwood flooring product systems available for recoating with urethane finishes.
    • Consult flooring retailer for details.
    • Aurora Hardwood Bamboo or Exotics flooring colors may change with extended sun exposure.
    • Prevent fading by avoiding extended direct sunlight (use curtains, blinds, window treatments, or shading techniques)