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How to Care for Engineered Hardwood Flooring


Maintaining engineered hardwood flooring is a painless process as long as it is a part of your regular cleaning routine. To avoid potential damage, it’s important to keep your floors as free of dirt, debris, and spills as possible. This will help you retain the original look of your flooring for many years to come.

Since engineered hardwood is made from wood, it requires almost the same cleaning methods as any other type of wood flooring. Check out the below step by step tips for taking care of your engineered floors:

  • Keep your engineered flooring swept, clean, and dry on a daily basis.
  • Use either a vacuum cleaner with a soft flooring attachment, or a broom.
  • A slightly damp mop can be used but the floor should be dried immediately after mopping.
  • Similarly, spills must be wiped up as soon as they occur. Engineered flooring is quite resistant to moisture but excessive water or liquid can cause irreversible damage.
  • You can also keep pebbles, dirt, moisture, grains of sand, fragments of glass, and debris away by keeping floor mats and rugs at all entrances. This will help keep the upper wear layer and finish of your floor safe and intact for a longer period of time.
  • Avoid walking on your floors with high heeled shoes or shoes with spikes because they can cause severe damage to the upper wear layer of the floor.
  • Wax-based cleaners, harsh detergents, or steel wool should not be used to clean engineered hardwood flooring.
What methods do you usually use to keep your floors looking spotless?

If you have any questions about engineered hardwood flooring, feel free to contact a knowledgeable BuildDirect product expert. Call 1-877-631-2845 or email sales@builddirect.com

(3) Comments

  1. Pingback: Keep the Engineered Wood Floors in Your Apartment Clean | Stella Apartments

  2. BuildDirect Product Expert Team
    BuildDirect Product Expert Team - Reply


    I have attached some care and maintenance instructions, from one of our micro-beveled products, for your reference.

    You could also take a damp cloth (be sure to not use too much water) to clean the grooves and it that helps remove the build up.

    If neither of the above work, I would reach out to the manufacturer of the flooring that you purchased to see if they have any other specific recommendations.

    Hopefully, these tips will help you to get your floor looking new again. :)

  3. My engineered hardwood flooring is 15 years old. The floors have micro–grooves and tbe micro grooves are beginning to look dirty. I have about 2000 sq ft of flooring. How can I clean the micro-grooves?

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