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How to Maintain Surface finishes

With a little care, your timber floor can look luxurious and continue to hold its vibrancy over many years.

Surface Finishes:

Polyurethane Finishes - Oil Modified, Water Based Polyurethane

Protecting the Surface:

  1. Avoid placing rugs or coverings on the floor until two weeks after the final coat has been applied.

  2. After two weeks, use tracking mats at exterior entryways to protect against dust and dirt.

  3. Use tracking mats in front of sinks, refrigerators, and in heavy traffic areas.

  4. Note that some rubber or foam-backed non-slip rugs may contain additives that can cause discoloration.

  5. Attach felt pads to chair legs, table legs, and furniture to prevent scratches.

  6. Avoid waxing the ends of chair legs.

Regular Cleaning:

  1. Dust, mop, and vacuum the floor regularly.

  2. For spills and heavy dirt marks, lightly sponge mop using a general detergent.

  3. Use a damp cloth, not a wet one, to avoid damaging the floor with excess water.

  4. Avoid using oil soaps, liquid ammonia, bleach, or vinegar to clean the floor.

Important Considerations:

  1. Some cleaners and polishes can damage the surface, so be cautious.

  2. Never use wax, silicon-based finishes, paste wax, solvent-based cleaners, or abrasive cleaners.

  3. Wax or polish can make the floor more challenging to clean and may cause issues when refinishing the floor.

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