DO'S & DON’TS For Your Hardwood Flooring Maintenance


Cleaning and caring for your wood flooring is simple. But there are a few guidelines you should be aware of to keep your investment in tip-top shape.

If you ever have any questions regarding our products, maintenance, installation, cleaning, and care DO reach out and ask us. We’re happy to help.

Below are some pieces of advice on how to do maintenance of your hardwood flooring:

DO consult with a licensed installer, the finisher or the manufacturer if there is any doubt of the kind of floor finish.

DO placemats and throw rugs at doorways, exteriors, and interiors to help prevent the tracking of grit, dirt, and sand.

DO put plastic or fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching.

DO trim and file your pets claws regularly to help prevent small scratches.

DO place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink to catch water.

DO sweep, vacuum or dust mop.

DO clean spills with cloth, paper towel or napkins.

DO close curtains and blinds during the day when possible as direct sun exposure for an extended period can dry and fade natural wood.

DO maintain with a leading brand of prefinished hardwood floor cleaner.*

DON’T move heavy furniture without protecting wood flooring by slipping a piece of cloth or pile under the legs or covering each leg.

DON’T ever wet-mop a wood floor; standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.

DON’T wear cleats, sports shoes, and high heels on your wood floors as they can dent any floor surface.

DON’T allow abrasives such as sand and glass to sit on your floor as they can damage your floors' finish. Sweep or vacuum regularly.

DON’T use oil based soaps.


Hardwood floors are a lifetime investment, and you have spent a considerable amount of money to add value to your home. The first thing you should understand about caring for your new floor is that you are not cleaning the wood, but you are wiping the polyurethane. The wood is beneath a protective layer of polyurethane. It is essential to keep this protective coating in good condition to protect the hardwood. Routine maintenance should include protecting the surface finish from moisture and heavy wear, which creates scratches.

Hardwood Floors For Sports' Courts


The hardwood floors are well known and used in sports courts, so if you plan to make a basketball court, volleyball, squash, if you are going to put a bowling alley or a dance hall, and it has cost you to find a company with experience in the installation of your hardwood floors. Come to us, and we will give you many options such as wood, finishes, colors, textures at the best price, if you need support we will provide it.

Why is the wooden floor used in this type of sports already mentioned?

Basketball, squash and volleyball are a game that requires a lot of movement and fright on the part of the players and the ball itself, so they compete on wooden courts. Is packaged under pressure which makes the surface smooth, no cracks and counteracts accidents at the time of a union that provides a flat surface and without obstacles, other benefits are, for example:

- A decrease in force/impact.

- Control of information.

- bounced ball

- Decrease before uncontrolled displacement

- Behavior before rotation

A covered basketball court uses a maple wood floor or hard maple, this type of wood is what we can usually find in the stadiums of the NBA. For being a dense wood with fine fibers, so it is resistant and does not splinter, so it is durable and requires little maintenance. But hard maple is not recommended on outdoor courts.

Dancing on a hardwood floor

In artistic dances or ballet, Hardwood Floors are an option because they are soft, light and the acoustic are very good, for example, they have a tap, the wooden floor helps to have better acoustics, a better grip, and softness to avoid any injury. Floating wooden floors are ideal because they are placed without nailing, screwing and without touching the ground, so it is entirely smooth and ready to use. We give you options of finishes, for this type of flooring we usually give a semi-gloss or gloss finish, for its shiny finish but they are not the only options.

If you have any questions about commercial hardwood flooring installation or to schedule a FREE ESTIMATE appointment, call Evergreen Hardwood Floors at (408)509-8627