How To Maintain Your Oiled Wood Flooring

Maintaining your oiled wood flooring is simple. We’ve put together this informative routine, with damage prevention suggestions, cleaning routines and regeneration instructions.
Kitchen With Light Finished Oak Floors

Preventing Damage to Your Oiled Wood Flooring

To prevent any damage to your oiled floor, install barrier mats such as coir matting inside and outside all external doorways. Wipe up any spilt liquids with a cloth as soon as possible. Wood will absorb liquid and expand which could affect the stability of the floor.

Avoid the use of any household cleaners. These can be aggressive and damage or dull the surface and can leave a dangerous slippery film.

Your wood needs the right environment: ideally, a room temperature between 15 and 24 degrees Celsius and around 40-65% relative air humidity.

Stick felt pads under the legs of all furniture. Lift and avoid dragging when moving the furniture.

Regular Dry Cleaning Of Oiled Wood Flooring

To avoid any hard particles from building up on your flooring, regularly dust your floors with a non-abrasive, lint-free mop. Microfibre mops like the Vileda Spray Pro Inox Mop Kit are great for both dry and wet cleaning of your floors and will help you maintain the look of the high sheen levels.

Vileda mop on oak flooring

Regular Damp Cleaning Of Your Oiled Wood Flooring

For regular damp cleaning, we recommend Eco Wash Care, an environmentally friendly, PH neutral floor cleaning system designed for everyday cleaning of oiled and lacquered wooden floors. Paired with a Vileda Spray Pro Inox Mop Kit you can be assured your flooring will be gently and thoroughly cleaned and dirt repellent.

Care & Regeneration Of Your Oiled Wood Flooring

Reviving your oiled flooring is quite simple when using our Wax Care. This solution will regenerate and freshen up worn oak floor surfaces whilst simultaneously improving wear protection.

To use, apply Wax Care on the dust-cleaned floor and rub evenly with a cloth – let dry and polish with a cloth or mop. Be sure to use this do this approx. every 3 months or as required – in very high traffic areas this could be required monthly or even weekly. In larger areas, this can be applied via a slowly rotating buffing machine.

Wax care bottle

Intensive Cleaning Of Your Oiled Wooden Flooring

Eco Magic Cleaner is recommended for intensive cleaning of heavily worn oak floor surfaces. For removal of surface stains and worn bare oak, put a small quantity of Eco Magic Cleaner on your floor and leave for 5-10 minutes then carefully wash off with clean water using a damp mop. Be careful that you do not use steel wool, or an abrasive cleaning device when using Eco Magic Cleaner. After using magic cleaner a protective coat should be applied. We recommend maintenance oil or hard wax oil, depending on wear.

Magic cleaner bottle

Download Our Maintenance Guide

Read our guide on how to look after your oiled engineered wood floor.