Extend the life of your floors

The importance of proper maintenance of wood flooring is essential for a lifetime of beauty.

Rosewood Flooring wants you to enjoy your hardwood floors for many years after installation. To help you maintain your “new floor look”, we’ve prepared a few simple tips to assist our customers in keeping their floors perfect.

Easy Care

It is easy to maintain your beautiful floor and help it keep its original shine. Just follow these easy maintenance tips, and spend years enjoying your Rosewood Floors.

Easy-Care Maintenance Tips

  • Dust-mop (with a non-treated, clean mop) or vacuum regularly to remove loose soil and fine dust particles that can scratch finished floors.
  • Wipe up spills quickly with cloth or sponge.
  • Clean as required with Rosewood Floor Cleaner can be purchased at Rosewood Flooring.
  • Use only Rosewood recommended maintenance products on your floor. Never use wet mops, highly acidic or alkaline cleaners, non-recommended commercial cleaners or polishes, or a treated mop that has been used to clean other floors or furniture.
  • Place felt floor-protector pads on furniture feet and protect your floor from hard castors on moveable furniture.
  • Use caution when wearing high heels, and keep pets’ nails trimmed. High heels and pet nails can cause permanent indentation in floor surfaces.
  • Seventy to 80% of dirt on the floors in your home is tracked in from the outside. One square yard of matting can capture one pound of soil. Use entry-way (non-skid, cotton) mats to capture tracked-in dirt and soil, and clean them regularly. Rubber or fiber-backed mats may stain or scratch floor finish.

Maintaining Humidity

Moisture content changes with fluctuations in room humidity, especially during the summer (moist) and the winter (dry), resulting in natural expansion (higher humidity) and contraction (lower humidity) of your Rosewood Flooring floor.

To help minimize expansion and contraction, use a humidifier or dehumidifier to maintain an even level of humidity.

The recommended humidity range for all Rosewood Flooring floors is 30% to 45%.

Nail Down – Typically used with the 3/4” solid products, however there are adapters available for thinner flooring sizes as well. 1-1/4 – 2” nailing cleats are used with a wood flooring nailer and mallet to attach the flooring to the sub-floor. Solid Strip floors or Plank floors can only be installed on wooden sub-floors or sleepers on or above grade.

Staple Down – 1” to 2” inch Staples are used versus nailing cleats to attach the wood flooring to the sub-floor. A pneumatic gun is used to drive the staple into the wood flooring and sub-floor.

Glue Down – The recommended mastic or adhesive is spread on with the proper sized trowel to adhere the wood flooring to the sub-floor. It is not recommended to glue down 3/4” solid.

Engineered and Parquet Floors – Engineered wood floors can be glued, nailed or stapled; parquets can only be glued down. There are many types of adhesives on the market,

Floating – With the floating installation method the floor is not mechanically fastened to any part of the sub-floor. There is a 1/8-inch thick pad that is placed between the wood flooring and the sub-floor. A recommended wood glue is applied in the tongue and groove of each plank to hold the planks together. The padding protects against moisture, reduces noise transmission, softer under foot, and provides for some additional “R” value. Some Engineered floors and all Longstrip floors can be floated. This is a very fast, easy and clean method of installation.

The added benefit to engineered and floating floors are more dimensionally stable in areas subject to higher moisture, and are an excellent choice for those who prefer hardwood flooring in a basement, family room, or playroom. Engineered floors can also be floated over the top of an existing vinyl, or ceramic tile floor, which can eliminate the cost of tearing up the old floor covering.

Glueless Engineered Floors – Is the next generation of engineered flooring that does not require glue. They interlock together by clicking planks to one another to form a suitable floor covering. This product is constructed in cork, laminate or real wood.

Laminate – This product is not real hardwood but is being used increasingly to obtain the look and feel of a hardwood floor. Laminate flooring is the newest entry in the flooring business. It is usually made from medium or high-density fiberboard (fine grain particle board) with a photo reproduction of hardwood or other material covered by a tough plastic top layer. These floors offer excellent scratch and wear resistance but contrary to many people’s conceptions they are not indestructible.

We hereby guarantee the wood floors installed for a period of one year from the date of completed installation of the hardwood floor as per our contractual obligations.

In order to uphold warranty conditions please note that floors installed be Rose Wood Flooring must be maintained though Rose Wood as well as other retail distributors.

Any defects arising due to faulty materials or workmanship will be corrected free of charge.

This warranty does not cover damage caused by fire, winds, floods, chemicals, or neglect of reasonable precaution to provide ventilation to prevent condensation on the floor surface during hot and humid weather.

This warranty, furthermore, does not cover damages to floors caused by the ordinary wear and tear, faulty construction of building, separation of concrete slab, settlement of walls, or damage caused by others.

– Rosewood Flooring Inc.


Rosewood Flooring

49 Bakersfield Street, Toronto, ON M3J1Z4



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