No. In many cases they are as easy or easier than carpet, ceramic tile, laminate or vinyl.
Bruce Dura-Luster or Dura-Luster Plus products should be cleaned immediately after installation with Bruce No-Wax Cleaner. Routine care by sweeping or vacuuming the floor to remove loose dirt before it can be ground into the floor's surface. Spread cleaner directly onto the floor and wipe with a sponge mop or appropriate cleaning applicator. Never mop the floor with water or vinegar as vinegar is an acid and may etch the floor.
Bruce Dura-Satin Wax should be immediately waxed following installation. Darker shaded floors should be waxed with Dark 'n' Rich and light-shaded floors should be waxed with Lite 'n' Natural. Routine care of sweeping or vacuuming the floor to remove dust and dirt before it can be ground into the surface is recommended. Wax the floor once or twice a year. Do not use Bruce No-Wax Cleaner on waxed floors!
Bruce offers felt protector pads to use in place of the hard metal or plastic buttons that are placed on the legs of furniture. You should use these on all the legs of your furniture to prevent damage to the floor.
Bruce offers touch-up kits for Dura-Satin and Dura-Luster finish.
Bruce offers a product called Fresh Finish that can be applied to a urethane finished floor to refresh the original appearance.
You need to check with the retail outlet where you purchased your flooring. They should have the full line of maintenance products at their store.
A breathable rug underlay. Mesh or grid patterns are best.
We do not recommend any alternative products for maintaining your floors. Use only the recommended cleaners and maintenance products that are manufactured by Bruce Hardwood Floors exclusively for factory finished hardwood floors.
No. When moving or rolling heavy pieces of furniture or appliances, use protection, such as strips of 1/4" hardboard as a runner under the wheels or legs. Always move items with caution (see denting under general FAQ's).
No. Water can prematurely age your hardwood floors and cause them to crack and split.