How To Care For Your Hardwood Floor

How To Care For Your Hardwood Floor
We know hardwood floors are no small investment. So our commitment to making your floor last doesn't stop when it's finished. You'll see how Bona Kemi's exclusive maintenance system is specifically formulated to enhance the life of your newly finished wood floor.

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For over 80 years, BonaKemi, the worldwide leader in wood floor finishing technology, has been protecting and maintaining the natural beauty of wood floors with premium quality finishes, polishes and cleaners used by flooring professionals the world over. You'll find Bona® wood floor finishes and care products are as natural as your wood floor and carry the Environmental Choice Seal, giving you the assurance that you're "Doing The Right Thing" for you, your family and your environment. By following these 3 easy steps, you can enjoy the beauty and warmth of your wood flooring for a lifetime. Proper care and maintenance will preserve the luster of the floor's finish, plus help the topcoat finish protect the wood beneath.

The cleaning and maintenance tips provided in this brochure apply to wood floors sealed and finished with a clear protective coating such as polyurethane or factory prefinished UV coatings.

General cleaning of your wood floors is recommended once every 1-2 weeks. Floors subjected to heavy traffic should be cleaned on a more frequent basis.

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Bona® Swedish Formula® Hardwood Floor Care System

For easy, safe maintenance of your wood floor, we recommend the Bona® Swedish Formula® Hardwood Floor Care System. Advanced Microfiber floor cleaning technology. The MicroPlus™ system includes everything you need for easy and safe cleaning of your polyurethane-finished hardwood floors:

  • MicroPlus™ mophead with a 3-pc. pole.
  • MicroPlus™ cleaning pad - washable and reusable.
  • 32 oz. Swedish Formula® Hardwood Floor Cleaner specifically formulated to clean all polyurethane finished wood floors, and factory pre-finished wood floors. Quickly wipe out red wine, dried spaghetti sauce, mustard, ketchup, heel scuffs. Unlike all-purpose cleaners, it will not dull your floor finish or leave any oily residue. A waterborne, non-toxic, environmentally-responsible cleaner.
  • Maintenance Guide.


Vacuum or Sweep

Always vacuum or sweep to remove dirt and grit prior to cleaning your wood floors with the Bona® Swedish Formula® Hardwood Floor Care System.


Lightly mist an 8'x8' area of your wood floor, or directly mist the Bona® Mop pad, with Bona® Swedish Formula® Hardwood Floor Cleaner.


Using a back and forth motion, clean the floor surface with your Bona® Mop or clean, soft cloth. Finish one area before moving on to the next. The Bona® Mop's low profile and easy-to-maneuver swivel-head makes it the perfect cleaning tool for the hard-to-reach areas such as under furniture and cabinets, around doors or in tight corners. When your pad or cloth becomes soiled, replace with clean ones. Continued use of excessively soiled covers or cloths may cause streaking. Your Bona® Mop pads are reusable. Simply wash and dry them as you would any toweling.

When a spill occurs, soak up the bulk liquid promptly. Mist the affected area with Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner and clean with your Bona® Mop or a clean, soft cloth.

Maintenance Tips

Floor Care Essentials

What To Do

·         Vacuum or sweep your hardwood floor regularly.  General cleaning once every week is recommended.

·         Remove spills promptly using your Bona MicroPlus mop or Micro plus floor cloth and Bona Swedish Formula Wood Floor Cleaner.

·         Place floor mats at exterior doors to trap sand and grit.  Use area rugs in high traffic pathways, at ends of steps and near doorways.  Avoid rubber backing or non-ventilated rugs.

·         Use protective pads or caps such as Floor D-fenders protective pads  on “feet” of furniture.

·         Renew worn surfaces with Bona Swedish Formula Hardwood Floor Refresher before the bare wood is exposed.

·         Maintain a consistent humidity level between heating seasons in all living areas.  Excessive swings in humidity levels will cause hardwood floors to swell, shrink, cup, crack and show excessive gaps between boards.  The use of humidifier and/or dehumidifier systems is recommended where inconsistent humidity levels occur.

What Not To Do

·         Don't let sand, dirt or grit build up on your wood floor.  They can act like sandpaper and actually abrade and dull your hard wood floor finish.

·         Don't damp mop hardwood floors.  Too much water can cause the floor to swell or warp.

·         Don't let your pets' claws go untrimmed.  Proper claw trimming helps avoid scratches and gouges in your hardwood floor.

·         Don't walk on your hardwood floors in high heels, and keep heels in good repair.

·         Don't use wax, oil soap, or other household cleaners on polyurethane finished wood floors.  They can dull today's floor finishes and make refinishing difficult.