Timber Care

  • Use an entrance matting as a barrier from outside to inside.
  • Grit and dirt acts like sand paper, remove shoes for longer periods of maintenance-free time.
  • Sweep or use a dust mop, but do not use a household dust treatment or washing up liquid, as this may
    cause your floors to become slick or make the finish dull.
  • Vacuum your floor regularly – as often as you would vacuum carpets using the appropriate head for your vacuum cleaner.
  • Stiletto shoes will cause indentations on your wood floor.
  • Use a minimal amount of water when mopping; excessive water can cause deterioration of the wood & surface finish.
  • Buy a “floor care kit” which is recommended for your choice of finishes.
  • Never let water spills dry on the floor – mop up as soon as spillage has occurred.
  • Control humidity levels with a dehumidifier or humidifier. you may need to add portable units in some rooms. A wooden floor should be in an atmosphere of 35 60RH.
  • Have your floors re-coated, as and when the finish shows signs of wear.
  • Only clean your floor when necessary, over-cleaning can cause increased wear to the finish.