- Wipe up spills immediately.
- Use doormats at all entrances to collect dirt and moisture, to prevent them from being tracked onto floors.
- Be mindful of your pet’s nail length. Animal clawing can damage flooring.
- Keep high heels in good shape.
- Place felt pads at the bottom of any furniture that may be moved.
- Lift heavy furniture and appliances completely and then put in new place when moving them from one area to another.
- Allow water to stand or pool on your floor.
- Drag heavy furniture or appliances across the floor.
- Wax a surface finish because wax can make a floor very slippery and may result in your floor needing to be re-sanded before re-coated.
- Damp mop or vacuum. To damp mop floors, fill bucket with simple natural cleaning solution: ⅓ distilled white vinegar ⅔ warm water, wring the mop nearly dry before using and wipe the floor dry as you go.
Two – Three Times a Year:
- Use a poly-care product designed specifically for polyurethane finishes. These products clean the surface and restore the luster to the floor and can be found at your local home improvement supply store.