How to Clean Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood brings warmth, style, and durability into your home, and premium engineered hardwood products from Landmark Interiors are largely resistant to daily wear. This helps to ensure style and functionality for years. However, even with its timelessness and durability, it’ll need occasional cleaning.

Here are some of our top tips for keeping engineered hardwood looking great. As always, review your engineered hardwood instructions for specific cleaning and maintenance guidelines before cleaning.

Quick Tips for Engineered Hardwood Maintenance

  • Sweep or vacuum regularly
  • Clean up any spills right away
  • Use floor mats to keep dirt or debris from tracking onto your floors
  • Use felt pads on your furniture’s legs to prevent scratching
  • Keep the blinds/curtains pulled when there’s direct sunlight through the windows to prevent fading
  • Rearrange rugs and furniture periodically so that the sun doesn’t fade lines into your floor

Routine Cleaning for Engineered Hardwood

One of the great things about engineered hardwood is that it’s simple to maintain, which is great for busy homeowners who want that elegant touch with minimal effort. However, all flooring needs a bit of cleaning occasionally. If you’re looking to reduce the amount of cleaning you do at once, simple maintenance can go a long way.

Sweeping and Vacuuming

Sweeping regularly can help keep your floors clean and looking great. Sweeping also removes allergens like dust, dirt, and other debris.

Gentle vacuuming is an option as well. Most modern vacuums come with different settings for different floors. Check your vacuum for hardwood or engineered hardwood settings. It is often gentler on your floor than a standard or carpet setting.

Cleaning up After Kids or Pets

If you have kids or pets, you might encounter the occasional sticky substance on your floors. Use ice to harden the substance and then gently scrape with a fingernail or credit card. Wipe the surface after with a soft, slightly damp cloth.

Deep Cleaning Your Floors

Every so often, floors of any type need a deep clean. When selecting a deep cleaning product for your engineered hardwood floors, avoid any harsh chemicals like ammonia. For specific cleaning recommendations for your particular flooring, always consult your manufacturer’s maintenance and cleaning instructions.

A Note on Mopping Engineered Hardwood

While engineered hardwood from Landmark Interiors is largely water-resistant, mopping is usually not recommended by most manufacturers. Review the product instructions for your specific flooring before mopping since water may cause damage.

An alternate option to the traditional mop is the Swiffer WetJet and other similar products. You can purchase these kinds of products made specifically for hardwood floors. This can clean your floors while reducing the potential for damage.

Your local Landmark Interiors retailer can also help you determine the proper cleaning and mopping methods for most flooring products.

Get Your Easy-to-Clean Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood is a popular flooring style that’s versatile, durable, and easy to clean. If you want to include this classic flooring in your home, explore Landmark Interiors engineered hardwood collections on our website today!

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