Do I need to wax my hardwood flooring?

Do I need to wax my hardwood flooring?

Hardwood floors have a long lifespan, and periodic waxing can help keep most plank floors looking their best.

Wills Flooring in Lynwood, Washington, offers a large selection of hardwood flooring and the products you need to clean and maintain your wood floor. In addition, we carry solid paste and liquid wax formulated for wood surfaces.


Hardwood floors
have a porous surface protected from stains by sealing the floor with wax, which hides superficial scratches and scuffs and increases shine.

With its increased sturdiness, the floor has the potential to last longer than an unwaxed floor if regularly maintained. And during this time, wax boosts the beauty of the wood and gives it a glossy feel.


Wood flooring wax can be clear or colored and synthetic or natural, like carnauba or beeswax. The wax is applied to the floor in a thin layer and then buffed to a shine.

You can rent a floor buffing machine using circular motions and light pressure or rub the floor with a soft cloth. Solvents are added to the wax, and as these solvents evaporate, the wax hardens to form a protective seal.


Wax and polyurethane are two top coat choices for wood flooring; thus, mixing the two is not a good idea or necessary.

In other words, a floor finished with polyurethane does not need extra protection from wax; if both are used, the floor may become slippery. So instead, polyurethane is applied with a brush or roller with natural or synthetic bristles.

The premier flooring store in Lynwood, WA

Locally-owned Wills Flooring installs wood floors in Lynwood, WA, and nearby Pacific Northwest communities like Mill Creek, Edmonds, Shoreline, and Bothell.

Our other services include free in-home measurement, hardwood refinishing, and design consultation. Shop for hardwood flooring in our store in Lynwood today, or enjoy our shop-at-home service.