Hardwood Care & Maintenance

Keep your hardwoods radiant with these helpful steps.


You can keep your gorgeous hardwood floors spotless with regular care and preventative steps that keep dirt and debris off the surface to begin with. This starts with mats at every entranceway and having guests and residents remove footwear during rainy or icy weather. Make sure to brush your pets regularly to reduce dander, as well as keep all nails and claws trimmed to prevent scratches. We also recommend using felt protectors under heavy furniture legs and rearranging furniture periodically to help the floor wear more evenly. By taking these measures, you are caring for your wood floors daily!


Cleaning Hardwood Floors | Haley's Flooring, Kitchen & Bath

In addition to restoring a clean, fresh appearance for your hardwood planks, removing dirt and debris effectively will also reduce wear. It’s important to sweep with a soft bristle broom or dust mop as frequently as you can to prevent scratches and marks. Even pet hair and dust balls that hold particles can become abrasive over time. Check your manufacturer’s warranty before investing in a robot vacuum cleaner to use regularly on your hardwood floor. By sweeping, dust-mopping, or vacuuming weekly or as frequently as possible to remove abrasive particles, you can better keep your hardwood looking great. Completing this key step in common and high-traffic areas is the number one way to reduce the effects of household activity.


Hardwood Spill Treatment | Haley's Flooring, Kitchen & Bath

Unfortunately, spills can happen without warning in an active home and need to be treated as promptly as possible to prevent permanent damage to your hardwood floors. As soon as you discover the spill, gently lift any solid food or material from the spot and soak up the liquid with paper towels. Treat the area with a gentle hardwood-specific floor cleaner, use only as much cleaner as needed, and dry the area with paper towels or a clean cloth. If needed, you can use hardwood-specific liquid scratch concealer, wood floor polish, floor wax, and touch-up kits. Ensure any products you use are suited for your specific hardwood species. If your hardwood manufacturer has warranted your floors for mopping, always use the least amount of water needed and dry the surface with a microfiber cloth afterward.


At Haley's Flooring, Kitchen & Bath, we aim to serve the greater Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area with incredible, top-quality products and expert services at every step. Whether you are a homeowner, builder, or designer, we can help with all of your flooring, kitchen, and bath needs! We can even bring the shopping experience to your home to help move your project timeline forward in a way that's convenient to you. There's no inquiry too big or too small for our experienced team. We can't wait to hear from you and assist your project!

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