Under no circumstances should you
ever use household detergents on your floor!
* Dirt and grit can be a timber
floors worst enemy!! It doesnt just hide the gleam of your polished
floor, but it can also be abrasive and actually harm the floor too.
Use dirt trapping mats at each entrance to your home to help prevent
sand,dust, and grit from being brought inside. Small rugs just inside
your door can also help to remove extra dirt from your shoes.Dust
daily with if possible, with an electrostatic broom.
*Strong light, particularly sunlight
can cause a chemical reaction in wood causing it to change colour.
Move rugs occasionally and make sure you wait at least 2 weeks before
putting them down on your new floor.Use curtains and blinds to protect
your floor where possible.
*With furniture, its not their weight
but its movement that damages the floorboards. Make sure you fit
protective pads to the legs of tables and chairs so that they can
be moved easily without the risk of scratching your floor.
*Keep dirt off your floor. Dust,
mop and vacuum regularly and keep doormats clean.
*Use only good quality floor mops
and thoroughly wash new mops to remove any lint remaining from the
*Sweep with a clean electrostatic
mop (vacuuming is fine too as long as the vacuum doesnt scratch
*Do Not wet mop your floor or use
water-based cleaners. Water can change the moisture balance within
timbers and cause floorboards to cup, grow or buckle so it should
be used sparingly and remain on the floor for the shortest time
*Wipe up spills promptly with a
dry cloth, for sticky substances, moisten the cloth slightly. For
Hard to remove fatty or greasy spills, use a neutral pH degreasing
cleaner from specialist cleaning or floor shops.
*Wash the floor with an almost dry
sponge mop using a mixture of a 1/2 cup of white vinegar to half
a bucket of warm water this helps to cut through the floor waxes
without harming the finish.