Keep Your Floors Looking Like New With This Maintenance Guide

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All types of flooring require a little maintenance, some more than others. Engineered wooden flooring is popular due to its durability and versatility. Being tougher than genuine hardwood, it doesn’t show wear and tear as quickly. Despite this, to keep them looking like new for longer, we’ve provided some tips on how to maintain and clean your engineered wooden floors so that they continue to enhance the look of your home.

Regular Sweeping

It's important to sweep or vacuum your engineered wooden floors occasionally to remove any dirt or debris that has accumulated on the surface. This is particularly important if you have pets, as their claws can scratch the surface of the floor. In addition to sweeping or vacuuming, you should also use a damp mop or cloth to clean your engineered wooden floors on a weekly basis. This will help to remove any stains or spills that may have occurred and will keep your floors looking fresh and clean.

Cleaning Products

When it comes to cleaning products, it's best to avoid using harsh chemicals on your engineered wooden floors. These can damage the finish of the floor and can even cause the wood to warp over time. Instead, look at our hand-picked range of care products, specially curated to help you care for and maintain your Forté products.

Damage Prevention

Wooden flooring looks great in any room but when it comes to kitchens or bathrooms, water damage can become a concern. To prevent it, make sure to dry the floor thoroughly after mopping or cleaning, and use mats or rugs in areas where water is likely to be splashed. Finally, allow the rooms to air dry and encourage air circulation with open windows to prevent trapping heat and moisture.



Regular cleaning and maintenance can go a long way in preserving the new look of your wooden floors. However, if the worst is to happen and they become damaged you have the option of having your engineered wooden floors professionally refinished several times. This will help to restore the original lustre and beauty of the wood, and will ensure that your floors continue to look their best for years to come.


These preventative measures will play a part in retaining the beauty of your engineered wooden floors for longer, maximising your investment and maintaining the true beauty of Forté Flooring. Contact us now to find out more.

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If you have any queries about our products or need help with your project, we can provide you with expert advice. Visit one of our showrooms or book a consultation with our flooring experts today.