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Shaw Hardwood flooring products, with their ScufResist™finish, provide superior wear; easy, no-wax care; plus superior resistance to staining from all common household products such as coffee, shoe polish, lipstick, acetone, mustard, and more. A few simple maintenance steps, however, will help protect your investment and keep your Shaw Hardwood flooring looking like new. Click here for a complete guide: Hardwood Flooring Care Guide.
Maintain a normal indoor relative humidity level between 35 and 55% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of wood.
While your Shaw Hardwood floor is one of the most wear resistant floors on the market, sharp or pointed objects can damage it nonetheless.Watch your feet
Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on the floor. They many cause indentations in your flooring.Watch your pet's feet
Keep your pet's nails trimmed to keep them from scratching your flooring.Rearrange your rugs and furniture
Periodically rearranging your area rugs and furniture will allow the flooring to age evenly. Exposure to the sun and its UV rays will soften the tone of different species of hardwood to varying degrees and accelerate the oxidation and aging of wood. This can cause the stain and/wood to fade and/or change color. Exotic species such as Brazilian Cherry are more susceptible to color change during the aging process and may actually darken over time. Other species such as Merabu, Pine, Oak and Cherry may also darken over time.Protect the floor when moving
With hardwood flooring, you have several different installation options
Shaw offers both solid and engineered hardwood flooring.
The type of flooring you select will help determine your installation option.
Solid, like it sounds, is milled from a single 3/4" thick piece of hardwood.
Engineered is actually produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Shaw's engineered products are made with either a hardwood core or a high-density fiberboard core.
If you're deciding to install your Shaw hardwood flooring yourself, the downloadable instruction manuals below will provide the information you'll need. The manuals will provide...
To download the information, click on the instruction manual you need. But remember, these are general guidelines. Once you have purchased a specific product, you will need to make sure there are not product-specific guidelines you need to follow.