Riverside Flooring


Sweep or vacuum regularly, since built-up grit can damage the finish and surface of hardwood. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. Do not us a vacuum with a beater bar head.

Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer.

Never mop or flood your floor with water or other products. This can severely damage the flooring.

Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, tung oil or ammonia.

Felt pads on the bottom of furniture legs.

Keep pets nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil and stains.

Use a dolly and protective sheets of hardboard when moving heavy objects.

Make certain furniture casters and floor protectors are clean and operate properly (a minimum of 1” continuous width is recommended).

Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on the floor.

Exposure to the sun and UV rays accelerates the oxidation and aging of hardwood and fabrics. This causes the stain and/or hardwood to fade and/or change color. We recommend you rearrange rugs or furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly.

Your floor will wear more evenly if you use area rugs in heavily traveled areas and pivot-points (i.e. stair landings, room entries, etc.).

Use dirt-trapping walk-off mats at all exterior doors to keep sand, dirt, grit, grease and oil outside.