The finest way to save the original look of your flooring is sweeping, cleaning, and drying frequently. It’s very important to keep your floors dirt free and spill free as much as possible.
- Dry mop with a Microfiber mop or soft bristle broom.
- Vacuum with a soft brush head attachment.
- Excess water or liquid can cause permanent damage to engineered hardwood flooring. So clean up spills immediately.
- Avoid using soap-based cleaners, water and vinegar ,wax or steam cleaners on engineered hardwood flooring. Use only hardwood floor cleaning products.
Maintaining an Engineered floor
Good preventative maintenance lengthens the intervals between the major renovation operations such as refinishing.
- Ensure that environmental conditions are maintained with a temperature of 18-24°C (65-75°F) and air humidity at 35-55% at all times. Hardwood flooring reacts to changes in the environment. Excessive heat or dryness can result in the floor becoming brittle and more prone to splitting or cracking, excessive moisture can result in the wood swelling.
- Soak up any liquid spills immediately and ensure high amount of air-flow to a wide area around the spill, such as afan, to avoid swelling or wood-rot from forming under the surface.
- Never wet mop the floor when cleaning; avoid walking on the floor with wet feet or foot wear.Excessive water causes wood to expand, possibly damaging the flooring. Finishes are used to protect the stain and face of the wood. They are not bonding or water-proofing products.
- Keep grit off the floor. Use mats at all exterior doors to dirt-trapping.Throw- rugs or small sections of carpet just inside the entrances are recommended. Keep door mats clean.
- All hard surfaces are affected by ultra violet lights, especially sunlight, which will cause the wood and finish to change color and develop a patina. To avoid uneven appearance, move area rugs occasionally and be sure to drape or shade large windows, especially if they are south facing.
- Pet’s nails will scratch and mark the floor surface. Don’t forget to pets’ nails trimmed to minimize damage to the surface. Also be aware of pets tracking in dirt and grit that could damage the floor.