Your timber floor will last a lifetime if its cared and maintained well. One of the best things about having a beautiful timber floor in your home is that they are very easy to care for.
How should I maintain my new floor? Regularly sweep your floor with anti-static mop to prevent the build up of grit. We do not recommend vacuum cleaners their cleaning heads and bristles could scratch the floor.
Scratches and dents from high heel shoes are some of the most common occurrence on a timber floor, together with claws from your pets, we encourage regular trimming of their nails. We recommend placing protective mats, rugs in common walkway areas. We also recommend felt pads for bottoms of legs of any furniture.
Clean your timber floor at least once a week to prevent any build up of dirt and grit. For areas of higher traffic we recommend cleaning more regularly.
If you spill any liquids on the timber floor this should be removed immediately with spotting with a clean or very damp soft cloth. Never use excess water on your floor as this can cause damage to your timber.
We recommend a similar mop that is pictured here, we can provide you with a static mop for a small charge, we often will run specials and supply you with one too. We recommend a particular cleaner from our supplier (Polycure) which is especially formulated for timber floors to keep their condition pristine. We can also supply this to you at a minimal cost. To keep your timber floor in excellent condition we recommend lightly sanding and recoating the timber floor every 4-5 years, depending on the condition.
After your floor has been coated, be sure to follow the guidelines to minimise the risk of scratching and scuffing. Walking on the floor with socks or stockings, replacing furniture about 3 days after to allow the coating to be dry in pristine condition.
In some cases, if your floor has slight scratches it may require a fine sand and recoat, which will minimise the cost, in some cases if there are board repairs from heavy damage such as dents etc it may need a sand right back to the raw timber and coated.
We provide you with maintenance brochure at the completion of all jobs, we suggest you keep this in a safe place for housekeeping in the future.