Cleaning and maintaining your wood floors has become so simple and quick due to the advancements in wood flooring stains and finishes over the years.
Regular maintenance requires little more than sweeping with a soft bristle broom or vacuuming with a soft floor attachment if your wood floor includes a beveled edge that could collect debris.
We also recommend that you should periodically clean your floors with a professional wood floor-cleaning product. There are also other steps you can take to minimize maintenance and maintain the beauty of your wood floors in our guide and tips.
Download our care guide with helpful tips and suggestions to help sustain the longevity of your flooring.
The Janka Hardness Test measures the resistances a sample of wood has to denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed a 11.28mm (.444 inch) steel ball into wood up to half the ball’s diameter. This method leaves an indentation.
A common use of Janka hardness ratings is to determine if a wood species is suitable for flooring.
The harder the wood, the longer it will last under heavy use, however, harder wood also takes longer to sand and refinish.
25 Wood Species Ranked from Hardest to Softest
Learn how to maintain and protect your hardwood floor, as well as how often it should be refinished.