Proper care and maintenence can make all the difference and make your custom wood products last for generations. If you have any questions regarding the proper care for your wood products feel free to call us anytime, we are happy to help.
Care And Maintenence
Regular care is the best policy for maintaining wood. Only use cleaning products reccomended by the finish manufacturer.
Use a lightly dampened (not wet) mop and/or vacuum for regular weekly cleaning. Only use cleaning products reccomended by the finish manufacturer. Never use a scrubbing or scouring pad that may damage or scratch any surface. Use only those cleaning products and pads that are recommended by the finish manufacturer.
Wipe up spills immediately with a lightly dampened cloth, then follow up with a recommended cleaning product. For stubborn stains, lightly dampen a soft cloth with a manufacturer’s recommended cleaner. Apply directly to the stain and repeat as necessary.
Keeping a clean surface prevents dust and dirt from scratching and grinding into the finish over time, thus reducing refinishing often in the future. Keep all wood products away from heavy moisture.
Protecting Your Investment
Use felt protector pads on the feet of furniture legs to protect flooring from scratching and denting. If furniture has casters, use non-marking rubber casters instead of metal or plastic casters, which can dent.
Throw rugs and dirt-trapping mats at exterior doors will greatly reduce long term wear on wood flooring, reducing refinishing/rebuffing and maintaining the beauty of your floor. If using a throw rug or door mat with a rubber or vinyl backing, check to make sure that it does not dull or discolor your floor over time. Some chemicals in rubber and vinyl can react with certain finishes.
FORCE ON YOUR FLOOR
An elephant has a force of 50 to 100 pounds per square inch (psi) on a floor, while a 125-pound woman in high heels has the force of 2,000 psi. That’s 20 times greater than the elephant. Such force can damage any floor, not just hardwood. Exposed nailheads are especially brutal to a floor their 8,000 psi is damaging enough to pulverize hardened concrete.