How to Clean and Maintain Engineered Hardwood

Created by Mike Mazur at December 29, 2021, 4:39 pm

Engineered hardwood flooring is eye-catching and suitable for any room in your home. If you're thinking about installing engineered hardwood flooring in your home, you're likely curious about how to clean it. Here is how to clean and maintain engineered hardwood floors:

Unlike traditional hardwood floors, engineered hardwood is pre-treated and finished. That means you don't have to varnish, oil, or sand it. This makes engineered hardwood flooring easier to maintain.

Once engineered hardwood is laid in your space, treat it like a solid wood floor by sweeping and vacuuming it with a brush setting on a regular basis. If a spill occurs, clean up the spill with a mop as soon as you can. When it comes time for deeper cleans, use a damp mop. Don't saturate the floors or use a mop that is too wet because this can lead to significant damage.

Pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions when cleaning your engineered hardwood floors. The manufacturer provides care instructions to help you maintain the striking appearance and high quality of your engineered hardwood for years to come. To add, if you don't follow these instructions, you may void any warranties that are available to cover your flooring if a problem occurs.

Scratches and dents happen to any type of hardwood flooring over time. In order to prevent damage from scratches, use felt pads on heavy pieces of furniture. You also want to avoid wearing heeled shoes or dirty shoes when walking on your hardwood flooring. Wearing slippers or socks instead of shoes can reduce the risk of scratching your hardwood.

Scuffs are also likely to happen over time with engineered hardwood flooring. To remove a scuff, take a damp sponge and rub it across the scuff. If this alone doesn't work, rub a clean eraser over the scuff mark. Then, repeat the step with the damp sponge. Once you're done removing the scuff, dry the floor with a clean towel to avoid further damage.

Caring for engineered hardwood flooring is a breeze. If you're considering adding engineered hardwood flooring to your home, shop with Tongue and Groove. You can browse our inventory online and call us at (800) 689-9006 with any questions.