Care & Maintenance

Clean Hardwood Floors

You’ve just spent a lot of money on a beautiful new Harmony Timber Floor. Now care and protect your investment! Follow these few basic
guidelines on how to clean hardwood floors and they will look new for many years to come. Please note: This information
specifically applies to hard-wood flooring finished with a polyurethane coating. This is NOT appropriate for the older wax-based finishes!

  • Always vacuum or sweep the hardwood floor first to remove all traces of dust or abrasive residues before cleaning. The grit acts like sandpaper and will do more damage to the finish than years of clean walking.
  • Spray lightly a proper hardwood floor cleaner on a small section of the floor or directly onto a terry cloth wood floor mop. DO NOT wet- mop the floor. This may leave puddles of water, that can leak down between the boards and cause the finish to lift, cupping or warping.
  • Wipe the floor with the mop, lengthwise with the floor strips using a back-and-forth motion. Finish one section before starting another one. Check to make sure no cleaner has been left on the floor, especially in the V-grooves.