How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floor Care Tips

Floor Cleaning

  • Sweep, dust mop, or vacuum regularly using the wand attachment on your vacuum cleaner.
  • Clean your hardwood floor occasionally using a mop and Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner or Bruce Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.
  • To revive an older floor, apply one or more coats of Armstrong Restore Hardwood Floor Finish or Bruce Fresh Finish, or Bruce Fresh Finish™ Low Gloss.

Floor Protection

  • Wipe up spills immediately.
  • Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into your home.
  • Keep animal nails trimmed to prevent scratches.
  • Use Armstrong Floor Protectors on furniture legs to reduce indentations.
  • Protect your floor from direct sunlight.
  • DON’T wear shoes with spike heels or heel taps on your hardwood floor
  • Remove shoes at the door to avoid potentially dragging in sharp objects in your shoe treads.

DON’T use: ammonia-based cleaners, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soaps, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials like vinegar.