Maintaining Timber Floors
Maintaining Timber Floor Coatings & Finishes Sydney
- First, clean the floor regularly to prevent the build-up of dirt and grit on the surface. Clean more frequently in high traffic areas.
- Then, ave mats both inside and outside external doors to trap grit and remove moisture from shoes.
- After that, remove spills immediately and spot-clean the affected area using a floor cleaner and a soft cloth.
- Consider having rugs in high traffic areas. These can add to the look of the room also reduce localized wear on the floor. Rugs should allow the floor to ‘breath’.
- Along with that, install timber floor guards on the base of furniture legs.
- Apart from this, avoid indentations in the floor. Common causes include stiletto heels and pet claws. Shoe heels should be kept in good repair and pet claws trimmed regularly.
- At this time, be aware that allowing the floor finish to wear too far may mean the floor has to be sanded back to bare timber and re-finished. It is best to renew the surface by over-coating before this point is reached to avoid unnecessary cost and inconvenience.
- Finally, in a commercial situation, the use of a buffing machine with a tan pad should be considered in the maintenance program.
Benefits Of Maintaining Timber Floors
Adds Value & Style To Your Home
Primarily, timber floors are a great way to add value and style to your home. As well as offering a lot of styles, species and colours a timber floor will always look good both in contemporary and traditional interior design.
In addition, timber is natural and when kept clean it avoids stain/retaining odours/harbouring dust mites or allergens, which promote asthma and other respiratory problems (unlike carpet)
Lastly, timber floors are eco-friendly, when renewable or recycled timber is used. Finishing your floors with non-toxic coatings offers even more benefits to you and your family.