Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen. Never allow liquids to stand on your floor.
Do not wash or wet mop the floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent, or any other liquid cleaning material, this could cause swelling, warping, delaminating, joint line separation, or other damage that may void warranty.
Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machine.
Frequent dust-mopping or vacuuming may be necessary in residences near sand or debris.
Entry mats will help detain dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that may otherwise track onto your flooring.
Use floor protectors and wide-load bearing leg bases/ rollers to minimize chance of indentations and scratches from heavy objects. As a rule, the heavier the object, the wider the floor protector should be.
Maintain a normal indoor relative humidity level between 35% and 65% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of the wood.
Heating season (dry): A humidifier is recommended to prevent excess shrinkage due to low humidity levels. Wood stove and electric heat tend to create very dry conditions.
Non-heating season (wet): An air conditioner, dehumidifier, or periodically turning on heating will help to maintain humidity levels during summer months.
Never try to slide heavy objects across flooring without proper handling. A protective mat should be used for furniture with castors such as chairs or coffee tables