Wood is a natural product that lives in a comfort zone of 35% - 55% relative humidity, and between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure the long life of your wood floor, the HVAC system should remain active at all times.
Sweep or vacuum regularly, since built-up grit can damage the finish and surface of hardwood. 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.
Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and cleaning products.
Never mop or flood your floor with water or other products. This can severely damage the flooring.
Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil or ammonia.
Keep pets nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil and stains.
Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects.
Make certain furniture casters and floor protectors are clean and operate properly minimum of 1" continuous width is recommended).
Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on the floor.