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Hardwood Care & Cleaning

Hardwood is both beautiful and durable, but it still requires a little TLC. Help preserve your wood floor's natural beauty by following these care and cleaning DOs and DON'Ts.

  • DO place a welcome mat or rug made of a natural, colorfast material at each entry to prevent tracked-in dirt and trap excess moisture.
  • DON'T use oil soap cleansers or "clean and shine" products since they can leave a dulling film. Avoid the use of water directly on a wood floor.
  • DO prevent deep indentations and accidental marring by using felt protectors on furniture legs.
  • DON'T forget to wipe up spills immediately so they don't stain the finish.
  • DO towel off wet feet and shoes with a dry cloth to prevent water stains or damage.
  • DON'T use harsh or abrasive cleaners, steel wool, kitchen scrubbies, wax or polish since these items can scratch or dull the finish.
  • DO clean floors using a made-for-hardwood cleaner.

If your floor is showing excessive wear beyond normal cleaning, you may want to consider screening and recoating. Screening is the process used to abrade the polyurethane finish that is currently on the floor. Fresh coats of urethane are then applied. When needed, screening and recoating will rejuvenate and prolong the life of your floor.

For more information please see your manufacturer’s warranty.

Schedule Hardwood Refinishing

Keep your hardwood looking great with professional hardwood refinishing from Rite Rug. Available to our customers in Columbus and central Ohio, schedule online or call 614-748-7483 for an appointment.


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