taking care of your wooden floor

How to keep your floors looking as good as new for as long as possible.

Taking care of your floors matters

After sanding and refinishing your wooden floor, it’s important that you take care of it to keep it looking as good as new for as long as possible.

The products we recommend for maintaining your floors are dependent on whether your floor has been finished with lacquer (varnish) or oil-based products - if you’re unsure which was used on your floor, we’ll be happy to advise!
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Top tips for all wooden floors...

Avoid dragging furniture or other heavy items across your floor - particularly in the first 24-48 hours after your floor is finished. We'd strongly recommend adding furniture pads to the feet of your sofas, armchairs, tables etc to avoid scuffing your floors.
Avoid water damage by making sure that any liquid spills are cleaned up as quickly as possible. Leaving water or other liquids on your floor runs the risk of damaging the finish and causing lasting water damage to the structure of your floor. Clean spills up quickly!
Dry clean (by sweeping or vacuuming) your floors as often as possible - ideally daily, or after each use. Dry cleaning reduces the risk of small particles being dragged across your floors, leaving scratches and scuffs in their wake.

If your wood floor is lacquered...

Lacquer provides a strong barrier between your wooden floor and daily use - but it can still be damaged. Over time, your floor is likely to accumulate small scratches, scuffs and other damage - but there’s lots you can do to protect your floor and keep it looking fresh.

For daily cleaning of your lacquered floor, we recommend using Bona’s range of cleaning products. For ease of use on a daily basis, Bona’s Wood Floor Spray Mop is perfect and can be refilled with Bona’s Wood Floor Cleaner. We recommend avoiding using excessive amounts of water (i.e. a traditional mop and bucket) on your floors, as this can weaken the lacquer and ultimately cause water damage to the floor.

For a deeper clean, we recommend using Bona’s OxyPower Deep Cleaner, which can be used in the Bona Spray Mop for ease of application.

Every few months (or if you notice your floor looking a little dull), we recommend using Bona’s Wood Floor Refresher. This reduces the appearance of fine scratches and scuffs and breathes new life into your floors again.

Finally, we’d recommend a full buff and recoat by us every 1-3 years, depending on the amount of wear and tear your floor experiences. This process removes the layer of lacquer before applying a fresh layer, making sure that the wood is protected and looking its best for as long as possible. Please get in touch with us for a quote when you’re ready.

If your wood floor is oiled...

Wood floor oil enhances the natural beauty of the wood itself, but it’s important to protect your oiled floor as much as possible from daily wear and tear. Oiled floors can be more susceptible to damage so it’s vital that you keep your floors clean and protected to keep it fresh for as long as possible.

For daily cleaning of your oiled floor, we recommend using Bona’s range of cleaning products. Please take care to purchase the products specifically formulated for oiled floors, not lacquered floors. 

For ease of use on a daily basis, Bona’s Spray Mop for Oiled Wood Floors is perfect and can be refilled with Bona’s Oiled Wood Floor Cleaner. We recommend avoiding using excessive amounts of water (i.e. a traditional mop and bucket) on your floors, as this can weaken the structure of the floor and cause water damage.

Every few months (or if you notice your floor looking a little dull), we recommend using Bona’s Oiled Wood Floor Refresher. This is formulated specifically for oiled floors and adds hydration through linseed oil, keeping your floors looking fresh for longer.

Finally, we’d recommend a full buff and recoat by us every 1-3 years, depending on the amount of wear and tear your floor experiences. This process removes the old layer of oil before applying a fresh layer, making sure that the wood is protected and looking its best for as long as possible. Please get in touch with us for a quote when you’re ready.
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