Oil Finished Wood Floor Maintenance

After having your flooring fully restored with us here at Sussex Floor Restoration, we can’t recommend enough the need for ongoing wood floor maintenance.

Without maintaining your new wood floor, you may find that you’ll be replacing and restoring your flooring more often than planned.

Here are some of our top tips for maintaining your flooring. Whether it is for your home, office, or school gym hall, we’ve got you covered!

Wood Floor Maintenance – Clean Regularly

Firstly, it’s very important to make sure that your floor is always cleaned regularly. To do this we recommend using a microfibre flat mop with a built-in spray system or a separate sprayer to clean your floors.

Depending on how often the floor is used and whether it is a high-traffic area will determine how often you need to clean it.

Once a week, or more, would be appropriate if the floor is used often, such as school gyms. Low traffic areas such as rooms in your home can be mopped once a month.

How To Clean Wood Floors

To start, spray your neutral wood floor cleaner onto the floor, then scrub the floor with a flat mop. To finish, rinse with clean water. A very easy process that will help preserve the life of your oil floor finish.

Ensure that when you are dealing with your rinsing bucket that none of the cleaning solution is used, as this can cause dirt to be spread around. It is also important to know that you should only clean wooden floors that have intact seals, as cleaning bare wood can damage them in the long run.

Wood Floor Maintenance | Mop cleaning wood floor

Treat Oil Wood Floors With Care

Alongside cleaning your floors for longevity, it is also important to treat them with care day-to-day. Some good practices to follow include:

  • Using felt feet on the bottom of your furniture to reduce leaving marks and scratches.
  • Making sure that you lift furniture when moving it, so it does not drag on the floor.
  • Removing your shoes as you enter your property.
  • Using a brush to remove debris and dust, as it’s more gentle than using a vacuum cleaner.
  • Wiping your pets’ feet before they walk on the floor.
  • Cleaning up any spillages as soon as possible.

Following these precautions will ensure that the life of your oil finished floor will be extended.

Wondering what the best oil is for wooden flooring? Read our blog here

Wood Floor Maintenance – Sussex Floor Restoration

Here at Sussex Floor Restoration, we offer maintenance packages to take the problem out of your hands. For example, with wooden gym floors, they receive a lot of footfall from day-to-day usage. So periodic light sanding and recoating may be more appropriate to keep your floors looking perfect.

If you would like advice on how to care for and maintain your wooden floors, then please visit our Contact Us page on our website. Or if you would like to speak to a member of our expert team then give us a call on 01444 810505.

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