Every flooring manufacturer has a different set of requirements for the regular care and maintenance of their product. It is extremely important that you visit the manufacturer's website to download their instructions, as your warranty will most likely be contingent upon you following the manufacturer's guidelines when cleaning your floor.
Following are some general guidelines courtesy of the National Wood Flooring Association which may be of additional use to you:
With today’s advances in wood flooring stains and finishes, cleaning your wood floors has never been easier. Regular maintenance requires little more than sweeping with a soft bristle broom, and vacuuming with a soft floor attachment if your wood floor includes a beveled edge that could collect debris. You also should clean your floors periodically with a professional wood floor cleaning product recommended by a wood flooring professional.
There are other steps you can take to minimize maintenance and maintain the beauty of your floors as well. Here are 10 steps that you can utilize to keep your hardwood looking its best for years to come:
Unlike most other floor covering options, wood is very forgiving. Most problems can be prevented with proper maintenance, but when problems do occur, renewal and repair usually is possible. For renewing and repairing stains and scratches on any wood floor, always begin at the outer edge of the stain or scratch and work toward the middle.
To renew or repair a wood floor, you first will need to determine which kind of finish is on your floor. Those finishes are listed below:
If the stain or scratch has penetrated the finish only and isn't in the wood, you're dealing with a surface finished floor.
Repair with a touch-up kit made for urethane finishes available from any wood flooring retailer.