Absolutely DUST FREE Hardwood Floors 
                                                "Your Home, Your Choice"

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Tel: 801.229.7900

FLOOR CARE

WOOD FLOORS ARE A LIFE TIME INVESTMENT

WHEN IS IT TIME TO RESAND

The longevity of your floor depends on your household.  Those with light traffic last longer than those with heavy traffic.  Those who use socks versus shoes also last longer.  Depending on your wear and tear, the best way to increase the long lasting beauty of your floor is call your floor specialist and have them "recoat" the floor surface.  This should be done when the shine is dull and before the finish is worn through to bare wood.  If you've had water damage and the floor is warped, proper time is to be given to dry the floor and is then in need of resanding.  If your floor has worn spots that have "blackened," this is an indication of "wear through" and the floor is in need of a resand.  If you have questions as to what stage your floor is in, please call Absolutely Dust Free Hardwood Floors and we will suggest what action should be taken.

WHAT NOT TO DO WITH YOUR WOOD FLOOR

1.    Do not use WET mops.  First and foremost WOOD AND WATER DON"T MIX
2.    Do not use ammonia or dust cleaners
3.    NEVER use wax or wax based products over surface finishes
4.    Do not drag heavy furniture or fridges across floors without protecting the floor first

THE FIRST WEEK

For a new or newly refinished floor, the first week is the most crucial.  Most finishes are 70% cure after 24 hours and 90% cure after 48 hours.  It will be easy to scratch and scuff durring this time.  Do not place rugs on floor for 4 days.  Furniture, should stay off floor for 4 days.  Extra care should be given on this first week.


CLEANING

    Day to day cleaning should be done with cleaners made for today's hardwood floor finishes.  Look for generic hardwood cleaners anywhere home cleaning products are found.  Cleaning starts with vacuuming.  This picks up the grit tracked in from shoes and that is too heavy to pull up by just dusting.  Grit, when walked on, is an abrasive which prematurely wears down the shine and makes scratches.  The proper cleaner applied to micro-fiber or terry cloth and then is wiped over entire floor.  Rinsing out cloth as it get dirty and srubb stubborn spots and heel marks.  Clean often.

caution:
Cleaners should be specifically for hardwood, engineered or laminate floors.  Using the wrong cleaner can make it impossible to recoat, void the warranty and contribute to additional wear.


MAINTENACE

1.    Immediately wipe up spills
2.    To protect floor against scratches, equip all furniture with furniture glides or felt pads.
 3.    Vacuum floor regularly to remove dirt and grit.
4.    Use door mats at the entry ways to trap  and debris.  Area rugs are well suited in high traffic areas where the floor might be exposed to moisture as in front of the dish washer, kitchen sink and bath stalls.
5.    Avoid walking with high heels on your hard wood floor.  This leaves dents even in the hardest of woods.

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