Maintenance For Your Timber Floor
Although a floor may be walked on after initial curing, some precautions are necessary with a newly finished floor until the coating system has fully hardened and this may take in order of two weeks.Mats placed both outside and inside external doors provide a simple and effective means of significantly reducing grit from entering the house.
Establishing a regular cleaning program will greatly assist in keeping floors in pristine condition. There are many aspects that affect how often the floor requires cleaning and these include the degree of grit present (particularly from children and pets), type of exterior and interior matting used, the level of traffic, type of footwear and general conditions of the area outside the house.
Spills should be mopped up when they occur and any leaks must be attended to immediately.
Scuff marks or stubborn stains may be removed with light rubbing using a timber floor cleaner.
For regular cleaning of domestic floors an antistatic mop provides an effective means of collecting dust and grit. Continual walking on a dirty floor will quickly damage the finish.
Regular weekly vacuuming is also recommended.
On a Monthly basis floors can benefit from damp mopping. Providing the mop is only damp and the finish is in good condition, mopping carried out correctly will not affect either the finish or the timber. We recommend using a neutral PH wood floor cleaner or product.
Periodically the protective pads on furniture legs should also be checked to ensure that they are clean of grit or in need of replacement.
If you require any more information or help with maintaining your floor, please don’t hesitate to contact us.