Oak Flooring Maintenancee & Warranty
The key to oak floor maintenance is simply keeping the floor clean.
Your DuroDesign oak floor is very well protected by our tough finish, but to prevent grit, sand and dirt from being ground into the floor and dulling and scratching the finish, as with any floor, keep the floor clean.
Firstly, the oak flooring should be kept clean by routine vacuuming.
Occasionally, clean the oak floor with a damp mop using wood cleaners formulated for pre-finished hardwood or laminate floors diluted in a bucket of water. These products are commonly found in any Home Depot, Lowes or any reseller of hardwood floors.
Never wax your oak floor, as this is a urethane-based finish.
Spills should be wiped up immediately.
Use walk-off mats at entrance doors and in front of kitchen sink is encouraged. Avoid rubber backed or other non-ventilated mats or rugs.
Install proper protectors under "feet" of furniture.
Caster-wheeled chairs should have wide casters.
Beware high heels! Due to the concentration of weight on such a small surface, an average size woman in high heels can exert 2000 pounds per square inch of pressure on the floor that could indent the floors permanently.
Maintaining an adequate temperature and relative humidity around 50%, you will minimize contraction and expansion of your oak flooring.
Observe re-finishing maintenance schedule, and re-finish the oak floor when high-traffic areas begin to show signs of wear.
We offer a 25 year structural warranty for engineered wide-plank oak flooring for delamination, separation, buckling or cupping as a result of a defect of manufacturing from the date of sale.
We offer a 5 year renewable finish warranty for our pre-finished oak flooring for normal wear and tear as long as two coats of our MP765 water-base polyurethane are applied once a year for high traffic retail, once every two to three years for low to medium commercial traffic and five to seven years for residential oak flooring applications. This is a simple operation (i.e. light manual scuff sand with a #180 grit paper) which takes a couple of hours to do with overnight drying at a cost of less than $1.00 US/sq.ft.
A well maintained DuroDesign oak floor will last decades.