What NOT to do when it comes to your wooden floors
Wooden floors are one of the most beautiful features of any home, however they require proper care and attention to ensure that they can be enjoyed for decades to come. While wood floors are strong and robust, they are not immune to wear and tear from daily life, and therefore they must be protected. The following article covers some things you do not want to do when it comes to caring for your wooden flooring.
Do NOT use harsh formulas to clean your wood floors: Certain chemicals can dull and scratch your timber floors and work their way into the grain causing further damage. Stay away from ammonia, abrasive cleaners, alkaline products, citrus oils, and vinegar. Only use products that are specially made for your type of wood flooring. As always, make sure to follow the directions.
Do NOT let liquids sit on your wooden floors: Liquids are one of the worst things for wood. Not only can liquid stain your wooden floors, it can soak into the woodgrain, causing it to potentially soften, rot, expand, and even fall apart. Liquids should be wiped up with a soft microfiber cloth as soon as possible, and any residue should be cleaned with an approved wood cleaner.
Do NOT leave wooden floors unvarnished: Varnish essentially sits on top of wooden flooring, adding an extra layer of critical protection against damage. Sadolin Polyeurothane Floor Varnish is extremely tough and hard wearing, shielding floors from scratches and dings. Touch dry in just one hour, this non-yellowing formulation is a powerful solution for life’s wear and tear.
Do NOT let your furniture damage your floors: The feet of your furniture can easily cause scratches and dents to your wooden floors. Make sure to use floor pads to create a soft barrier between your furnishings and your wooden floors, thus shielding them from damage. Additionally, do not wear high heels on wooden floors for the same reason.
Do NOT let dust collect on your wooden floors: Dust can be damaging to wooden floors. When dust collects, it can become an abrasive-like sandpaper— with the small particles moving and scratching and dulling the surface of the wood. Dust can also work its way further into the wood, causing deep discolouration which is extremely difficult to remove without a full refinishing.
Ready for your healthiest timber surfaces yet? Call into your local Sadolin stockist to get everything you need for your wood, both for your interiors and exteriors.