Caring for YOUR New Wood Floors

  • While our standard features include MANY things other builder charge extra for, wood flooring is an option several clients here in Steeplechase Terrace Townhomes have chosen to go with. This is some information on caring for that beautiful new wood floor.
  • Step 1

    Dust off the hardwood floors. You can use your everyday broom to get the job done. Be sure that all dust and other grime is removed before you proceed. If you feel a broom isn’t doing the job, you can even use your vacuum cleaner.

  • Step 2

    Mix a half a cup of white vinegar with a gallon of warm water. The white vinegar will help make your hardwood floors even cleaner than using just water alone. Make sure the water isn’t too hot, as that may damage your floor.

  • Step 3

    Proceed to mop the floor using a household mop and the vinegar and water mix. Mop the entire hardwood floor area, while paying special attention to any area that appears dirty. Don’t soak the floor with water because moisture can harm any hardwood floor. Use just enough water that is needed to mop.

  • Step 4

    Dry the hardwood floors. You can use a towel or a dry mop. On some surfaces, it might not be necessary to dry after mopping. See if your hardwood floors appear to be drying on their own or if you’ll need to dry them yourself.

  • Step 5

    Repeat weekly to keep your hardwood floors looking their best. Don’t mop everyday, as that could do damage to your floors.

Below are a few examples of the wood floors we have included in some of our client’s new homes. They chose the wood and plank size that suites their needs and desires best.