Place mats or runners in front of sinks in your kitchen and any doors leading to the outside where heavy traffic and tracking occurs. However, do not do this until at least two weeks after the finish has been applied. Chairs, and any other furniture that is moved frequently, should have floor glides attached to the bottom of each leg to help prevent scratching and wear. Do not wax the bottom of chair legs.
Direct sunlight will cause discolouration over time, as it will with any furnishings. Filter the sunlight using blinds or curtains to avoid this where possible.
Daily/Weekly Dust Mopping & Vacuuming
Regular dust mopping or vacuuming is an essential part of hardwood floor care. A good quality anti static dust mop or vacuum head is the most effective tool for cleaning dust and dirt off the floor. To keep your floor looking its best, dust mop or vacuum at least twice a week. However, be careful. Vacuum cleaner heads and the wheels can leave scratches…..so opt for the mop as a preference!
Spills and tracked in dirt can be cleaned by lightly damp mopping the floor with a house-hold sponge mop. Use clean water for regular sponge mopping. DO NOT over-wet the mop. Excessive water can damage the floor.
Do not use certain products
Don’t use cleaning products without them specifically mentioning the suitability to timber floor finishes. Chemical additives are particularly a problem.