Wooden floors, properly finished, are the easiest of all floor surfaces to keep clean and new looking. Unlike carpeted floors that show age regardless of care, wood floors can be kept looking like new with minimum care. We’ve put together a list of 7 Tips For Maintaining Wooden Flooring to help you keep your floors looking as good as new.
We suggest that floors likely to experience heavy wear or high moisture levels are protected in one of the following two ways:
- with a base coat of Lobadur Easy Prime* and then 2 further coats of Lobadur 2k Fusion* water-based two part Matt/SemiGloss polyurethane finish
- with 2 coats of Treatex Hardwax Oil plus Hardener*.
Other floors may be protected with three coats of our standard water-based Matt/SemiGloss polyurethane finish (Lobadur Viva*) or two coats of a hardwax finish such as Treatex or Osmo OS Hardwax Oil*
Regular Maintenance may require little more than sweeping with a soft broom or vacuuming with a soft attachment on a daily basis. Keeping your floors clean is important as dirt and grit can act like sandpaper under the movement of your feet.
Keep an eye on areas where excessive wear may occur (doorways, walk-through areas and stairs) and keep these areas well maintained.
Floor protector pads (e.g. soft felt pads*) should be attached to the bottom of chair and table legs to prevent scratching the surface of the floor.
Castors may gouge the floor. Use protector cups in which the castors sit.(e.g. glide castor grips*)
Stiletto Heels may damage even a hardwood floor, particularly if the heel tips are metal.
Water can also damage your floor, so be careful to mop up any spills immediately. Raise any pot plants onto stands or trivets so that air can circulate under the container and so that water spills can be seen