Aged Oak Floor Maintenance

Step 1            Dry Mop

Always remove dirt and grit prior to cleaning your timber floors with an electrostatic dust control mop.  Avoid using vacuum cleaners and bristle brooms. Some types of bristles and worn vacuum cleaner heads can leave fine scratches.

Step 2            Spray

Lightly mist a 1 - 2m2 area of your timber floor, or directly spray the Floor Wipe Mop cover with Timber Floor Cleaner.

Step 3            Wipe

Using a back-and-forth motion, clean the floor surface with your Floor Wipe Mop.  Finish one area before moving on to the next. The Mop’s low profile and easy to manoeuver swivel head makes it the perfect cleaning tool for hard to reach areas such as under furniture and cabinets, around doors or in tight corners.  When both sides of your terry cloth cover become soiled, replace with a clean cover. Continued use of excessively soiled covers may cause streaking. Your Floor Wipe Mop terry cloth covers are reusable. Simply wash and dry them as you would any toweling.

When a spill occurs, soak up the bulk liquid promptly. Mist the affected area with Timber Floor Cleaner and Wipe with your Wipe Mop or a clean, soft cloth.

Household Cleaners Can Damage Timber Floor Finishes.

Helpful Preventative Maintenance Tips for your Timber Floor…

WHAT TO DO

WHAT NOT TO DO

1.   Remove dust with an electrostatic dust control mop. Remove spills promptly. Use a soft cloth and Timber Floor Cleaner to clean wet spills.

1.    Do not let sand, dirt or grit build up. They can act like sandpaper and actually abrade and dull the floor finish,

2.   Place mats both inside and outside exterior doors to trap sand and grit from incoming traffic. Use area rugs on stairs, in front of sinks, near doorways, etc. All rugs should allow floors to breathe. Avoid rubber backed or non-ventilated rugs. Where rugs are impractical, periodically check the finish for signs of wear.

2.    Never flood mop a timber floor. Excessive amounts of water can cause your timber to swell and cup.

3.   Install Wood Floor Guards on feet of furniture.

3.    Avoid walking on timber on high heels. They can severely damage timber floors. Keep heels in good repair. Keep pet’s claws properly trimmed, to avoid excessive scratches.

4.   Renew a worn surface with timber floor finish before the timber is exposed.

 

4.    Do not use wax or other household cleaners on your polyurethane finished timber floor. The use of these products can dull today’s floor finishes and make re-coating difficult.