Hardwood Floor Care and Maintenance

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Hardwood Floor Care – Maintenance and Care

With any flooring type, and especially with hardwood floors, proper care is essential in maintaining your hardwood flooring and Northside Floors is here to help.  After a job is completed we are still your flooring company and we want to make sure you are able to enjoy your floors for a long time to come.  So, take the time and read below on how to properly maintain your new or newly refinished hardwood floors.  If you ever have a question or need our hardwood floor care services, you can give us a call or fill out our short online contact form on our contact page.

Daily Dust Mopping or Vacuuming
Regular dust mopping or vacuuming is an essential part of hardwood floor care. A good quality dust mop or vacuum head is the most effective tool for cleaning dust and dirt off the floor. To keep your floor looking its best, dust mop or vacuum at least twice a week or more, in heavy traffic areas.

Regular Cleaning
Spills and tracking-in dirt can be cleaned with a clean cotton cloth and Bona Kemi Hardwood Floor Cleaner. For overall cleaning, Northside has Bona® Kemi kits available (includes: Bona® cleaner, mop, 2 mop head covers and instructions for use). Please call us for more information and latest pricing.

A friendly note: It is never prudent to wet mop or damp mop floors, as wood and water do not mix.

Do Not Use Wax or Spray Buff

Urethane finishes require little maintenance. Do not wax or polish the floor since it will make the floor harder to clean and cause problems for possible future hardwood refinishing or recoating.

For professional hardwood floor, laminate floor or engineered floor installation, care and cleaning contact Northside Floors!

Hardwood Floor Care and Maintenance Guide
Hardwood floors have been experiencing a resurgence of popularity in recent years. Once thought caring for hardwood floors to be difficult, hardwood floors are now seen as an easy to maintain, beautiful alternative to tile, vinyl, and even carpet. This is largely a result of improvements in the technology of hardwood floor finishes. These new finishes make it an easy task to keep your hardwood floor looking like new! And with the Bona® Hardwood Floor Care Kit you’ll receive from Northside Floors, that will make hardwood floor maintenance even easier!

Protect Your Floor
Place throw rugs in front of sinks in your kitchen and any doors leading to the outside where heavy traffic and tracking occurs. However, do not do this until at least two weeks after the hardwood finish has been applied. Avoid any rubber backing or non-ventilated rugs. Chairs and any other furniture that are moved frequently should have felt floor guides attached to the bottom to help prevent scratching and wear.

Do not walk on your hardwood floors in high heels and keep heels in good repair. Maintain a consistent humidity level between heating seasons in all living areas. Excessive swings in humidity levels will cause hardwood floors to swell, shrink, cup or crown, crack, and show excessive gaps between boards. The use of a humidifier and/or dehumidifier system is recommended where inconsistent humidity levels occur.

Do Not Use Any of the Following

  • Fantastic
  • Formula 409
  • Endust, etc.
  • Future
  • Brite
  • Pledge
  • Murphy’s Oil Soap
  • Paste Wax
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Mop-n-Glo
  • or any other floor polishes

Why Choose Northside Floors?


  • Your project will be handled professionally, expertly and with integrity.
  • Artisan Quality workmanship
  • All of our team members are background checked and certified safe.
  • Northside has a Quality Control Inspector, who follows-up on every job
  • One-year warranty on all hardwood flooring materials
  • Our contractors operate under the strictest guidelines in regards to safety and care of your home.

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