Choose maple hardwood for a clear and uniform appearance with lighter/golden tones.
Unfinished flooring has the “edge” over pre-finished flooring. The square-edged milling of unfinished flooring forms a tight, smooth, and seamless appearance after installation, sanding, and finishing.
Pre-finished flooring has bevels on all 4 edges creating v-groove channels between every board. Dirt, food, and grime settles into the v-grooves and takes extra time and effort to clean. Washing/cleaning v-groove flooring causes moisture and dirt to get trapped between the floorboards. Eventually dirt and grime will outline every board and diminish the floors appearance. In these situations, sanding pre-finished hardwood floors will remove all the v-grooves and create a smooth and seamless surface similar to traditional sand and finished hardwood floors. Although pre-finished flooring is a quick and easy alternative to sand and finished flooring, the surface is not entirely smooth, has a manufactured appearance, and is harder to keep clean.
To maintain hardwood flooring, use felt pads under furniture, chair, and table legs. Vacuuming, dust mopping, and cleaning with a damp NON-ABRASIVE micro-fiber pad/cloth keeps hardwood floors in Victoria, BC maintenance-free and clean for years.
DO NOT use steam mops on hardwood floors.
DO NOT apply excessive water when cleaning.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANING PADS.
DO NOT USE chemical cleaning solutions or furniture/wood polishes.
DO NOT USE waxes and cheap/no-name hardwood floor cleaners.
DO regular cleaning with neutral detergent/dish soap and a damp NON-ABRASIVE micro-fiber pad/cloth.
DO use BONA hardwood floor cleaning products occasionally as part of your cleaning schedule.