Floor Cleaning & Maintenance Guide

Your floor is designed with low maintenance in mind, however, from time to time your new floors will require some maintenance. Follow these simple steps to achieve many years of enjoyment from your floor.

How to clean your floors

1. Clean the floor regularly using dry cleaning methods. Suitable methods include using a microfibre spray & mop system, soft broom or vacuum with a soft brush attachment only.

2. Regular removal of surface dirt and grit will prevent the surface of your floors from being scratched.

3. To remove water soluble dirt, clean using a PH Neutral Wood Floor Cleaner. First dry clean the floor to remove surface dirt and debris. Spray the surface sparingly with a Neutral Wood Floor Cleaner and clean using a microfibre cleaning pad.

4. Rinse cleaning pads regularly in clean water during use and replace when dirty. Most cleaning pads can be washed in a washing machine after use, check the manufacturers recommendations.

How to maintain your floors

Repair surface scratches

In many instances, floors don’t need to be fully restored – they just need a little spruce up. Regular use for all floors and furniture, no matter how carefully we protect them, can result in scuffs and scratches that are unsightly.

Provided the damage is on the surface of the floor, Gilly's Scratch Cover Oil or Wax is a wonderful way to blend and cover the blemishes.

If further restoration is required, please contact Flooring Online for advice prior to beginning.

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Bring dull floors back to life

If areas of the floor begin to look dull in comparison to the remainder, the use of a Wood Floor Refresher should be considered. Wood Floor Refresher is designed to restore an even sheen to the surface whilst giving added protection against future traffic. Typically, floors maintained using a Wood Refresher can be refurbished in the future without having to be sanded back to bare timber.

Please note: Staircases have a specific requirement for slip resistance and a Refresher should not be used on stair treads.

We recommend using Bona Wood Floor refresher.

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Restore Engineered Timber Floors

Regular maintenance of your timber floor and the application of a wood refresher will extend the longevity of your engineered timber floors before a complete refurbishment is required.

Timber can be sanded and rejuvenated with a polyurethane or water-based coating to restore the overall appearance of the floor. Sanding and re-coating of any Flooring Online Australia's engineered timber floors should only ever be carried out by a professional flooring contractor. If you are considering refinishing your floor, please consult a professional finishing service or Flooring Online Australia for advice.

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