Hardwood Floor Care Guide

Follow cleaning expert Melissa Maker's tips for cleaning and maintaining your Armstrong or Bruce® hardwood floor.


FLOOR CLEANING TIPS FROM A PRO

Armstrong wants you to enjoy your hardwood floor for many years. To help you maintain that "like new" look, we asked cleaning expert Melissa Maker, star of the YouTube channel Clean My Space, to give you a few simple cleaning tips for hardwood floors. Follow these tips from Melissa, and you'll keep your hardwood floor in tiptop shape!

HARDWOOD FLOOR CARE TIPS

FLOOR CLEANING

Sweep, dust mop, or vacuum regularly using the wand attachment on your vacuum cleaner.
Clean your hardwood floor occasionally using a well-squeezed damp mop and Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner or Bruce Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.
To revive an older floor, apply one or more coats of Armstrong Restore Hardwood Floor Finish or Bruce Fresh Finish™, or Bruce Fresh Finish™ Low Gloss.
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FLOOR PROTECTION

Wipe up spills immediately.
Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into your home.
Keep animal nails trimmed to prevent scratches.
Use Armstrong Floor Protectors on furniture legs to reduce indentations.
Protect your floor from direct sunlight.
DON'T wear shoes with spike heels or heel taps on your hardwood floor. Remove shoes at the door to avoid potentially dragging in sharp objects in your shoe treads.
DON'T use: ammonia-based cleaners, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soaps, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials like vinegar.