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Proper Maintenance Tips for Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are a very popular flooring choice for homeowners either building a custom home or renovating their existing home. From kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms to every bedroom in the house, this flooring option is a preferred choice by many.


Available in a variety of tones including rich cherry, modern gray, deep mahogany and distressed maple to name a few, this appealing flooring option and style adds just the perfect touch of elegance and class to any room in the house. Durable, aesthetically appealing and easy to maintain, hardwood floors, though an investment in and of themselves, can have an extended lifespan when properly cleaned and maintained.


Whether you are building a new custom home, or renovating your current home, when adding hardwood floors, it is important to know how to properly clean and maintain them in order to enjoy their appealing look for a truly extended lifespan.

  • First and foremost, preventative maintenance is by far the most important first step to be taken in maintaining your hardwoods. Cleaning your flooring routinely will not only remove dirt and debris, but will also avoid any build-up. It is best to use a damp mop of microfiber to clean your classy hardwood floors, making certain to never use any type of soapy water since this can cause damage to your new hardwoods. When you regularly sweep your floors, and clean them with a damp mop, while cleaning up any messes or spills that occur immediately, you not only contribute to the overall appearance and appeal of your floors, but also extend their lifespan as well.
  • Next be sure to avoid the use of any harsh chemicals since they can cause serious damage to your hardwoods over time. It is best to use products recommended by the manufacturer of your flooring and never apply and type of cleaners directly onto the wood. Doing so can cause swelling and buckling of the floors and an uneven appearance in time.
  • The next simple step in maintaining your hardwoods is simply getting in the habit of removing your shoes before walking on them. By doing so you will prevent any dirt or debris from getting tracked into your living space.
  • For hardwood floors that have a wax finish, it is a good idea to wax them every 4-6 months to keep them looking, shiny, classy and like new. When waxing you are able to remove any minor scuff marks and scratches that may have occurred.


Furniture pieces in your home, such as loveseats, couches, heavy rockers, beds, dressers and even refrigerators can easily cause scuff marks on your hardwoods if moved even the slightest bit. In order to protect your floors, you should apply felt pads to the bottom of all your heavy furniture pieces. Felt pads can avoid costly and unattractive damage to your new floors.


Here at American Services of TN we take pride in our top of the line renovation, remodeling, and custom-building services. We fully understand that hardwood floors are a significant investment that adds to not only the aesthetic appeal of your home but to its overall value as well. With that said, we recommend you give attention to these maintenance tips we have provided here in your efforts to maintain the look, integrity and value of your hardwoods.

If you are looking to install elegant hardwood floors in your home, then surely you have come to the right place. Simply give a call out to one of our team members today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round flooring options this side of the state!

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