What Floor Types Require Waxing?


We welcome you to join in conversation as we discuss how to provide quality hardwood, carpet, porcelain, marble, tile and luxury vinyl flooring from our certified professionals.

Click Here for Complimentary Estimate! etc.

Request Your
Complimentary Quote

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What Floor Types Require Waxing?

Many types of flooring will benefit from being waxed and even require periodic waxing, while wax should never be applied to other materials. For floors that do require waxing, the frequency will vary depending on the type of flooring.


It doesn’t matter if the floor is constructed of new, vintage, recycled or parquet, all types of hardwood flooring require periodic waxing to maintain their shine. It protects the wood from stains, dents and helps hide scratches. Wooden flooring is porous and wax seals the pores. Depending on the amount of traffic and wear and tear, hardwood floors will need to be waxed every 6 to 18 months. Strip the old wax off first.

The exception is engineered hardwood and wood laminate. They’re manufactured with an acrylic finish from the factory. All the flooring needs is a damp mopping with an approved floor cleaner. Be careful not to saturate the flooring.

floor installationVinyl (VCT)

Vinyl composition tiles are different than other types of vinyl flooring. It will need to be waxed as soon as its installed. The wax must be stripped before rewaxing and should be done every 6 to 12 months.

Terra Cotta

Any type of unglazed floor tile is typically sealed and waxed immediately after its installed. Waxing helps protect the surface from stains and makes the color more vivid. It waterproofs the tiles, while creating a non-slip surface. The previous wax will need to be stripped and the floor thoroughly cleaned before a fresh coat of wax is applied. Rewax every 1 to 2 years. Ceramic tile shouldn’t be waxed. Apply a sealer once a year to protect the tiles and grout.

Waxing Tips

Liquid or paste wax can be used. Paste wax must be applied by hand with a soft cotton cloth or cheesecloth. Use a sponge mop to apply liquid wax or use one of the newer style mops with a microfiber pad. The same is true when an acrylic finish is applied. Waxing can be a tedious process that must be done properly. It’s often much easier and efficient to hire a floor specialist.

For over 30 Years Kuhn Flooring has been providing superior quality flooring products and installations to Coral Springs as well as all of South Florida Residential and Commercial Property owners. We are the #1 Flooring Company in South Florida. Kuhn Flooring is equally qualified as we are committed to delivering 5-star service to all our customers in South Florida.

We encourage you to use the contact form below to get started with a free estimate on your next flooring project. Or simply call us at: (954) 344-4838

Serving the Coral Springs as well as the entire South Florida area…


No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Recent Blog Posts

[rpwe limit="4" thumb="true"]

Social Media Widgets

Customer Reviews




Why Kuhn?

Serving South Florida for over 30 years, we are leaders in custom design on residential and commercial flooring and window fashions.

Our Project Managers and Color Design Representatives provide the ultimate custom service as well as education on the latest trends.


12504 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, Florida 33076
Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 9:00-1:00
Closed Sundays.


For information or your complimentary quote, please email us at: sales@kuhnflooring.com or call one of our sales professionals at:

Coral Springs:  954-344-4838

Skip to content