Aftercare for wood flooring

Aftercare

Look after your investment and keep your natural
flooring in top-top condition

Daily Maintenance

By following these simple maintenance guidlines, you will maintain the natural beauty of the floor. You should always remember that wood is a natural product: it’s looks will improve as the floor matures. Using following maintenance guidlines will ensure that your hardwood floor will remain attractive and give many years of pleasure.

Regularly sweep or vacuum the floor to prevent grit or abrasive dust from accumulating and scratching the surface.

Wipe up any spilled liquids immediately. (wood will absorb liquids and expand or stain)

Use protective pads under all furniture legs.

Use barrier mats inside and outside all external doorways.

Never allow any liquid to remain on the floor. Stains should be removed while they are still wet. After removal of the stain, wipe the floor with a clean, damp cloth.

Never use wax, oil based detergent or any household cleaners. These may dull or damage the finish, leaving greasy film, making the floor slippery and more difficult to clean. A mop rinsed in water and wood flooring cleaning solution is acceptable so long as the mop is squeezed dry beforehand.

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Periodic maintenance of Natural Oiled products

Re-application of the oil is based upon localised usage and appearance but on your floor will require a thorough clean and re-oil every 6 to 12 months. If your floor starts to look tired or worn, re-application of a Natural Oil is recommended to maintain the appearance of your floor. Cleaning of the floor is recommended prior to the re-application of the oil or any other surface finishing.

This is done by very lightly applying a water and sugar soap solution and then wiping it off immediately. You con then commence with the re-oil. It may be that due to ingrained dirt you are unable to thoroughly clean the surface. In this instance, it is recommended that you hire a professional to sand down the floor prior to re-applying the oil.

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