How Families Can Maintain Hardwood Floors

Created by Mike Mazur at August 12, 2021, 6:23 pm

One of the best ways to beautify your home is to get hardwood floors. That’s no knock against carpets, but hardwood floors are superb. There are, however, some maintenance concerns when it comes to keeping them beautiful.

We want to break down for you five ways families can maintain hardwood floors.

Choose the Right Wood

You want to choose open grain and light colors so that any scratches will be less visible. Oak, maple, and hickory work best since they are harder woods.

Apply Sealant

Polyurethane sealants can prevent scratches as well as water damage (those ugly bubbles in the wood that you DO NOT want).

Don’t Allow Shoes

Shoes scuff and scratch your floor more than you realize.

Use Barriers

Rugs, Runners, and matts can be used to reduce/eliminate frictional damage between your furniture and hardwood floors.

Clean Them Frequently

Never wait too long to clean a drink spilt onto a hardwood floor. Otherwise, they could become absorbed by the wood.

Now that you have some ideas on how to personally maintain your hardwood floors, you might be wondering “how can I get some hardwood flooring for my house?” You’re in luck. We here at want to serve you as your link to find hardwood flooring, millwork, wall paneling, lumber, and stair parts.

Of course, if you’re a go-getter or home-improvement expert, you could put in your own hardwood floors, but if not, we have you covered on that as well. and the TG Pros are ready to get you contracted with expert professionals such as:

  • Specifiers & Purchasers
  • Flooring Installers
  • General Contractors
  • Builders & Developers
  • Architects
  • Design Professionals

These are the kinds of folks you’ll want to use to get started on a big flooring project. So, as you can see, if you need help obtaining materials or installing hardwood floors, we know how to get the ball rolling for you. You can start by checking out a few pictures of exceptional hardwood flooring: Herringbone & Chevron, Prefinished Hardwood, and Unfinished Hardwood. This means that we can help with you with different floor conditions and styles.

You can give Tongue and Groove a call at 1-800-689-9006 or e-mail us at As soon as you’re ready to turn your floors into a masterpiece, feel free to contact us. Thank you for considering us for all your flooring needs.