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Top 8 Things You Shouldn't Do to Your Hardwood Floor

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Wood flooring is stylish and long-lasting, but there are a few things that can damage and require pricey repairs. If you want your wood floors to last as long as possible, avoid doing these things.

Don’t Use Vinegar

Many people believe that vinegar is the best option for cleaning wood floors because it is natural and can be used to scour a variety of surfaces. However, because vinegar is an acid, it can eat away at your hardwood flooring's protective coating, making it look dull. Instead of vinegar, it's recommended to use cleansers made specifically for wood floors. We use Bona Floor Cleaning products, that are friendly to the earth, families and pets.

Don’t Leave it In the Hot Sun

Sunlight is incredibly strong and bleaches your hardwood floors if they are left exposed for long periods of time.

Don’t Burn It

Never place anything on your floor that could cause the wood to burn. Candles, a curling iron, a hot plate, or an outdoor heater can cause more than just scorch marks.