secret to beautiful floors is proper maintenance and the one key
procedure common to all types of hardwood floors and finishes is
Preventive Maintenance includes the following:
Use protective walk-off mats at the
exterior doors to help prevent sand and grit from walking onto the
floor. Also, if your kitchen has wood floors, you may want to place a
throw rug in front of the sink to catch spills and splashes.
proper floor protectors on
furniture legs used on hardwood floors. Protectors will allow chairs to
move easily over the floor without scratching. Clean the protectors on a
regular basis to remove any grit that may have become embedded.
regularly. A soft bristle brush attachment works beautifully. Do not use a
household dust treatment as they contain oils that can harm the floor.
Simply sweep the floor as needed.
wet mop a hardwood floor. Excessive water causes wood to expand, possibly damaging the flooring.
Finishes are to protect the stain and face of the wood. They are not
bonding or waterproofing products.
high heel shoes in good repair. Heels that have lost their protective cap, thus exposing the fastening
nail, will exert over 8,000 pounds per square inch of pressure on a
floor. That’s high enough to damage any type of floor covering.
FOR SPECIFIC FINISHES:
and oil-modified finishes:
makes a cleaner specifically for waterborne and oil-modified finishes.
Just spray and wipe clean. We do not recommend the use of furniture
dusting products, oil soaps or other harsh cleaning products. Waxing is
not necessary or recommended on waterborne and oil modified finished
hardwax finished floors:
maintained, a hardwax oil finish will last indefinitely. We recommend
vacuuming regularly using a soft bristle brush. Wipe away sticky spills
and dirt with a cloth or mop dampened with OSMO Wash and Care diluted in
water. Be sure to wipe the floor dry and don’t let water stand on the
floor. Over time, high traffic areas such as kitchen, main entries and
stairways will show wear. We recommend purchasing a floor buffer to keep
the look of your floors in top condition. In Portland, you can purchase buffers from Starks Vacuums. Their website address is: Starks.com and their telephone number in Portland is:
WOCA finished floors:
You can clean your WOCA finished floors with WOCA Soap. We recommend purchasing a floor buffer to keep the look of your floors in top condition. In Portland, you can purchase buffers from Starks Vacuums. Their website address is: Starks.com and their telephone number in Portland is: