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Care and Maintenance
Hennessy Wood Floors are durable and easy to maintain.

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Regular Maintenance

Dust mop on a frequent basis and use only specifically formulated floor care products. Avoid using any harsh chemical on your floor, included but not limited to ammonia based solution, bleach, STP or Acetone.

Sweep or vacuum regularly since built-up grit can damage the surface of the wood. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. DO NOT USE A VACUUM WITH A BEATER BAR HEAD.

Utilize floor protectors, wide bearing and non staining glides or casters on all moveable furniture, tables or other objects that sit directly on hardwood flooring. Use walk-off or high quality mats to protect the floor from abrasive material. Avoid using latex or rubber backed rugs.

Do not use masking tape or any other high tack tapes on floors for an extended period of time. Tapes must be removed from the floor on daily basis to avoid damaging the finish.


Preventive Maintenance


Place high-quality floor mats and area rugs near outside entrances to prevent dirt, sand and other unwanted substances from being tracked directly onto flooring. Also, if you have wood flooring in your kitchen, a throw rug with a soft or felt backing should be placed in front of the sink area to catch spills and splashes.

Affix felt floor protectors on moveable furniture, including chairs, tables, sofas and etc. that sit directly on hardwood flooring. Use area rugs in high traffic areas and pivot points (e.g., stair landings, room entries, etc.), especially if you have a large family or indoor pets. Rearrange rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly. UV sunlight will change the color of different wood species to varying degrees.

Rubber backed rugs are not recommended as discoloration may occur due to plasticizers migrating out of some rug backings. Instead, rubber liners/pads that are made especially for rugs over hardwood floors are recommended. These liners also have holes in them for the wood to breathe and can be found at your local home improvement and some hardwood flooring stores.

Dust mop regularly to prevent sand or abrasive dust build up that can scratch the floors finish.
Do not use ammonia or oil-based wax, polish, household dust treatment chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or furniture cleaners. Do not wet mop the hardwood floor because excess moisture can cause damage to your wood floor.

Keep pets' nails trimmed, and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains, etc.
Relative humidity should be maintained between 35% and 55% to minimize expansion and contraction of hardwood flooring.
Avoid walking on floors with sharp, "stiletto" style high-heel shoes.

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