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Hardwood Care and Maintenance Guide

So you’ve just invested in new Hardwood flooring for your home. Maintaining your floor the properly will keep it looking new, for longer! Follow this simple care and cleaning guide for hardwood floors.

Cleaning:

  • Sweep or use a soft microfiber dust mop 1-2 times per week.

  • Avoid dust mops that have been pretreated such as Swiffer brand which can leave a film on your floor.

  • If a food, soft drink, sticky or greasy spill occurs, use a hardwood floor cleaning spray as recommended by Koebers and your manufacturer. Always try a damp but well-wrung cloth before using a cleaner.

  • If a deep surface scratch occurs use a hardwood touch up pen (Lowes or Home Depot will have several stain options to match your floor).

Floor Protection:

  • Attach felt pads under furniture legs.

  • Protect high traffic areas (ex: hallways, flooring in front of sinks, and rooms with high usage like a family room) with an area rug from Koebers. If we installed your hardwood, you will receive a 30% OFF discount on area rugs!

  • Protect the floor when moving heavy furniture by using a mat turned upside down.

  • Watch for high heels or certain types of footwear that may dent your hardwood.

  • Place door mats at exterior doorways. 

Temperature & Humidity:

  • Keep room temperature a consistent 67°F  -72°F.

  • Maintain a relative humidity between 30-50%. Use a humidifier or dehumidifier to if needed to prevent wood from splits, cracks, cupping, gapping, etc. due to moisture absorption.

  • Do not allow the floor to exceed 80°F.

Water or Liquid on Hardwood:

  • Never allow water or other liquids to stand on hardwood.

  • Do not mop or steam hardwood floor.

  • Quickly wipe up any spilled liquid from your floor.

Intense Light:

  • Natural changes in color due to normal aging of wood and normal UV exposure is expected.

  • Move your rugs occasionally to keep color changes uniform.

  • Avoid letting hardwood sit in direct sunlight for long periods of time with blinds from Koebers.

This guide is not for oil finished hardwood floors.

If you have specific questions or concerns, call the office at 503-641-1901 or refer to your hardwood manufacturer’s specified maintenance program.

Guide to Hardwood Types & Styles

Guide to Hardwood Types & Styles

This simple guide to hardwood types and styles will help you start the process of determining what hardwood may be best for your home. Learn about everything from solid vs. engineered to finishes and textures and species.

Top 5 Reasons People Choose Koebers Interiors for Flooring, Furniture & Window Coverings

Top 5 Reasons People Choose Koebers Interiors for Flooring, Furniture & Window Coverings

See why our customers choose us! These are the top 5 reasons.

What's Trending in the Flooring Industry?

Earlier this week, our craftsman crew attended the 2018 International Surfaces Event in Las Vegas. The event is a showcase of products from numerous manufacturers and suppliers in the flooring industry. Here our crew is able to see the newest technology in installation tools and supplies, inspiring trends in the industry, and newest product lines available. Here are 5 key flooring trends to look for in 2018.

  1. LVT with a High-Density Composite Core- An LVT product that features a very stable core providing superior resistance to impacts and dents. It is water proof and can be installed in high moisture and high-traffic areas. This flooring is excellent for residential and commercial use and is available in many wood and tile looks. Check out our current collection, which will grow this year!

  2. Lighter & Brighter Colors- Trends in the flooring industry are looking light and bright in carpet, LVT, woods, and tile looks.

  3. Less Tile, More LVT! Tile is cold, can crack, requires re-grouting, can be expensive to install, and more! The industry is shifting away from real ceramic tile to composite luxury vinyl products.

  4. Family & Pet Friendly Carpet- Carpet continues to be a popular flooring option. In active homes with pets and kids, it is more important than ever to have a cleanable and durable carpet option. Stainmaster Pet Protect carpet is growing rapidly. The options are endless from patterns to simple plush and textured styles.

  5. Hand Scraping and Earthy Toned Hardwoods- Earthy tones create an inviting feel. Perfect for the Northwest where we see more earth tones in our interior color pallets.

Meanwhile Jill is at furniture market selecting our new showroom furniture models! Check out pictures from both of their adventures below.

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We explain how to know when your carpet has seen it's last day.

Featuring: Mirage Hardwood Installations

Featuring: Mirage Hardwood Installations

Check out our most popular Mirage floors installed by Koebers. Compare the stains and types of wood we love most!