Caring for Floating Hardwood Flooring Systems

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How do I care for my floating hardwood floors?

Caring for Floating Hardwood Flooring Systems

Caring for a floating hardwood flooring system is very similar to caring for other types of hardwood floors. Care should be taken to keep the floors free of dust and dirt by vacuuming or dry mopping on a regular basis. This is important because dust and dirt could cause scratching. Cleaning of the floors should be done only with cleaners specifically designed for the purpose of cleaning wood floors. It is also important to clean up spills immediately and to not allow water to stand on the floors for any length of time. This is important because spills and water can lead to staining and damage, such as warping.

If the floating hardwood flooring system is also an engineered flooring system which only has a thin veneer layer of hardwood, sanding may not be recommended. Sanding typically removes 1/32 of an inch so homeowners should not sand engineered hardwood floors unless they know the thickness of the veneer layer and are sure it is thick enough to withstand the standing process.

   

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