HomeCare + Maintain

Initial care for a newly finished floor

Now that you have the floor that you've wanted, here are some tips on how to care for your newly finished floor
Do not walk on the floor for at least 12 hours
Avoid heavy traffic for first 48 hours, walk on the floor with socks only, no shoes or bare feet
Furniture can be replaced after 7 days. Lift furniture and set into place, never drag! Fit protective pads to avoid damaging the floor.
Allow 2 weeks before placing rugs or mats on the floor
Begin regular cleaning after 2 weeks

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Ongoing care and maintenance

Follow these tips to maintain your stunning new timber floor, please be aware that it takes care and regular maintenance to preserve the integrity and lifespan of your floor finish. ONE cleaning product or method does not suit ALL.
Developing a regular cleaning program will substantially help in maintaining floors in excellent condition. To remove any loose dirt and grit, regularly (weekly, biweekly) vacuum with a soft-bristled floor-brush attachment or sweep with a soft bristle broom or electrostatic mop.
Wipe up any spills or leaks immediately to prevent permanent stains. Use dry cloth or paper towel to wipe up any spills. For sticky substances, use damp cloth, but dry the spot immediately afterwards.
Protective mats
Place floor mats both outside and inside external doors to prevent dirt, sand and grit from being brought inside and scratching your new floors.
Damp-mop (never wet-mop!) on a monthly basis with a pH neutral wood floor cleaner, avoid harsh detergents, vinegar or methylated spirits as they could chemically damage some floor finishes.

Never use steam mops on wooden floors as they can strip the floor finish and moisture can penetrate the floorboards, causing cupping.
Remove shoes at the door to avoid potentially dragging in sharp objects in your shoe treads. Shoes with stiletto heels should never be worn on timber floors. They can severely damage timber floors and leave dents in the surface.
Direct sunlight
All hardwood timber floors will fade, darken or change shade over time. However prolonged exposure to sunlight will increase this process. Try to avoid this by rearranging rugs and mats periodically and filtering direct sunlight with curtains or blinds.
Protective pads
To avoid scratching the floor, use protection felt pads on the bottoms of the legs of all furniture that comes in direct contact with your floors. When moving furniture make sure it is lifted, not dragged.

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