Kirby’s Flooring is a locally owned family business that has been providing quality workmanship and guaranteed installations for more than 30 years

Hardwood Floor and Laminate Care & Maintenance

  • Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to keep it clean and free of dust, sand and other abrasive materials
  • Place area rugs or doormats at entryways to help prevent sand, grit, oils, dirt and other abrasive or staining materials from being tracked onto the floor surface from outdoors. (Avoid rubber-backed or similarly dense matting materials that may trap moisture between the mat and the floor; choose mats that enable airflow instead.)
  • Place protective mats at high-use work areas such as sinks, ranges, service counters and workstations
  • Protect the floor from any exposure to liquids, water and other forms of moisture. Blot up any spilled food, drink or other liquid immediately
  • Ensure that environmental conditions are maintained with a temperature of 65-75OF (18-24OC) and humidity at 35-55% at all times. Hardwood flooring reacts to changes in the environment. Excessive heat or dryness can result in gapping or splitting; excessive humidity can result in cupping. Gapping, splitting, cupping or other problems resulting from exposure to improper environmental conditions are not covered by the product warranty
  • Put felt protector pads on the feet of all furniture, display stands, file cabinets and other accessories that will be placed directly onto the floor surface. Inspect regularly for wear and replace as necessary
  • Avoid letting sharp or pointed objects come into contact with the floor surface. Do not walk on the floor with high heeled shoes, sports cleats, or other types of footwear which may damage the finish or cause indentations to the surface
  • Pets’ nails will scratch and mark the floor surface. Keep pets’ nails trimmed to minimize damage to the surface
  • Do not drag, push or roll appliances, furniture or any heavy object across the floor. Use heavy duty moving mats, dollies, or other moving aids to protect the floor surface
  • Hardwood flooring will naturally undergo a change in color as it adjusts to the ambient light conditions of the installation environment. The degree of color change varies by species. To ensure a uniform change, it is recommended that you do not place area rugs on the new floor for sixty days after installation. Thereafter, periodic re-arrangement of furniture and area rugs will help ensure that your flooring colors evenly
  • Do not use any household cleaners, oils, soaps, waxes or any abrasive materials or scouring agents on the floor