Wooden flooring dos and don’ts
Wooden floors are one of the most beautiful features of any home. Timber flooring creates a timeless look that goes perfectly with any design style. In order to keep your floors in pristine condition, it’s essential to properly care for them. The following blog post will cover some of the most important dos and don’ts when it comes to caring for your wooden flooring. Read on to find out more!
DO use a protective woodstain if you want to enrich the colour of your wooden floors: Sadolin Classic All Purpose Woodstain can be used on a wide variety of wooden surfaces, both interior and exterior, and provides an exceptional finish, each and every time. This woodstain offers deep penetrating protection and comes in a variety of beautiful natural colours to help enhance your timber flooring.
DON’T clean your wooden flooring with too much water: Most experts advise against cleaning wooden flooring with water or wet mopping wooden flooring. This is because wood naturally expands when it gets wet, and cleaning timber flooring with excess water can cause floors to swell. Instead, invest in a cleaner that’s made for timber floors and make sure to follow the instructions to avoid any missteps.
DO protect your wooden floors with a quality varnish: A specially formulated varnish for your timber floors will ensure they’re protected from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Sadolin’s Polyurethane Floor Varnish is an extremely tough and hard wearing water-based floor varnish that’s ideal for all interior wood flooring. Available in Clear gloss and satin finishes. Use on natural wood or over timber stained with Quick Dry Woodstain or Classic Woodstain.
DON’T drag furniture on wooden floors: Dragging furniture on your wooden floors is a surefire way to scratch them. These scratches can damage the integrity of your wooden floors and will also impact the look of your floors. Instead of dragging furniture, make sure to lift it into position. We also recommend using furniture pads (especially on heavier items) to cushion any impact to your floors and protect against damage.
DO sweep/dust wooden floors frequently: Dust forms everywhere and can also settle into the grain and in between your floor boards. In order to keep dust at bay, we recommend gently sweeping and/or dusting your wooden floors at least every other day with a suitable wood broom or duster.
DON’T let spills sit for long: It is important that any spills on your wood floors are cleaned immediately. Again, wood has the tendency to swell with even the smallest amount of moisture, so it’s essential that spills are taken seriously and properly cleaned ASAP. This will also help prevent stains which can occur from certain substances. Clean spills with a dry or slightly damp microfiber cloth and, if necessary, use an approved wood cleaner for additional help.
If you’re ready to take the best care of your interior and exterior wood, call into your local Sadolin stockist today! You can also visit us on the web for more information on our wide range of wood loving products.