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Hardwood
Solid Hardwood Floors are very easily maintained.  No wax, no mess.  Simply use a hardwood floor cleaner and a terry cloth flooring mop.  Visit with a Patzer Woodworking representative for product suggestions. 

Step One
:  Sweep your floor to remove any particles that could scratch your floor.  Vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head can damage a wood floor and should never be used.

Step Two
:  Apply the hardwood floor cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop – NOT to the floor!

Step Three
:  Use a back and forth motion with the mop.  When the terry cloth cover becomes soiled, simply replace it with a clean one.  Cleaning the floor with a soiled cover could cause streaking.  The covers are re-usable so simply throw the cover in the wash and dry it as you would any towel.  DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER when washing terry cloth covers!

Tips & Warnings:
  • Sweep or vacuum regularly since build-up grit can damage the surface of the wood.
  • Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and hardwood floor cleaner. 
  • Use felt protectors under heavy pieces of furniture and chairs to reduce scratches and dents. 
  • Use protective mats at all exterior entrances and high traffic areas.
  • Spiked heels or shoes in need of repair can severely damage your floor. 
  • Replace hard plastic, metal casters or wheels on furniture with soft rubber casters or by using a protective mat under the casters.
  • Never wet or damp mop your wood floors.  Water can cause damage to wood flooring.
  • Never use oil soaps, wax, liquid or other household products to clean your floor.
  • Exposure to the sun and its UV rays can change the color of your floor or cause the wood to fade.  It is recommended to rearrange rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly. 
  • Keep animal nails trimmed and paws cleaned.
  • Protect your floor when using a dolly for moving furniture or appliances.  Never slide or roll heavy furniture or appliances across the floor.
  • Use protective window coverings to prevent hardwood flooring from excessive heat during periods of direct sunlight.
  • Maintain the proper relative humidity in your home between 35% - 55%.

Hardwood flooring reacts to sunlight.  Hardwood contains certain types of acids in their cellular structure.  With exposure to sunlight, these acids begin to amber.  The color change is referred to as patina.  The wood will reach its own natural warmth and patina level and stop ambering.  The amount of patina is directly related to the species, amount of acids and the level of sunlight.  The entire floor will reach the same patina over time.  This is often noticed after a rug is removed and the floor is noticeably different in color underneath.  If you remove the rug and expose the entire floor to the same amount of light, it will even out over time and become uniform in color. 

Hardwood flooring will scratch and dent. 
With today’s active lifestyles, it is important to note that hardwood flooring can, and will, scratch and dent.  See Tips and Warnings for protecting your hardwood floor.  In order to prevent excessive abuse, the use of strategically placed mats and area rugs as well as floor protectors on chair and table legs are a must. 

Warranties

For warranty information, visit the following website(s):

Anderson:  www.andersonfloors.com
Mohawk:   www.mohawkflooring.com

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