Maintenance and Care Instructions for Solid, Engineered and Block Floors
- Floors should cleaned with a vacuum cleaner as standard. It is important to observe that the brushes on the vacuuming head are engaged, otherwise hard metal or plastic parts at the bottom of the vacuuming head will potentially scuff the floor surface over time.
- Floors can be mopped with a damp mop, not soaking wet. Do not apply excessive amounts of water as it will eventually wear the surface sheen. Mopping should be done as required and not in regular intervals.
- All movable furniture like chairs, stools, desks, tables, etc. should have good quality self-adhesive pads attached to the point of contact with the floor, this would significantly reduce wear.
- Where possible, run a “no shoe” policy. The biggest threat to the longevity of the surface comes from gravel, water and other particles stuck to the shoe outsole. The observance of such policy is a virtual guarantee for years of great looking floors.
- The use of commercially available products is not advised as their effect on the sheen of the floor cannot be guaranteed and is often unknown. If, however, a polishing product is to be used it must be oil based for Hardwax Oil finished floors and water based for Waterborne Polyurethane finishes.
- Do not use steam cleaners – they generate steam at 120 degrees centigrade which will ruin the sealant by compromising its hardness.