Lacquered Wooden Floor – Top Tips for Maintenance

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Timber is a living material.  A wooden floor, although no longer growing as part of a tree, is still very much part of its environment.  As such, it responds to the light, temperature, humidity and wear to which it is exposed. Over time, it is normal to see some movement in the boards owing to changes in temperature and humidity.

As the floor ages the colour of the wood will mellow and change. This is a natural process that occurs as the surface of the wood is exposed to oxygen in the air and to ultraviolet light from the sun.

Wear and Tear

Sharp objects such as high heels or chair and table legs can dent your floor. Whenever possible protect your wood by fixing felt or rubber pads under chairs and sofas and under furniture that may be dragged across the floor. Particular attention should be given to areas in the room that encounter heavy foot traffic such as entrances, walkways, corridors and areas in front of sinks. The floor in these places may need additional protection, such as a mat.

General after-care cleaning

Normal cleaning to remove surface debris is accomplished using a broom or vacuum cleaner.  To remove normal stains and non-loose dirt, the floor should be cleaned with a recommended lacquered flooring cleaning spray.  This easy to use spray is ideal for hectic homes which need a quick cleaning solution – simply spray evenly across the floor, allow a minute to work on any stubborn marks and simply wipe over.  We recommend the use of a micro fibre mop.

Cleaning extremely dirty floors

If the floor has been neglected and/or becomes very dirty, it is advisable to use a lacquered flooring intensive cleaner. 

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