Parquetry, Solid Timber, Engineered Timber & Floating Floors
Hardwood timber floors can transform your living space, therefore it is important to keep it looking its best. Timber and floating floors are easy to maintain but like all floors they do require regular cleaning. They also require a few precautions to maintain their appearance and preserve the life of your floor.
Remove Dirt and Lint
Your timber floors should be dry mopped with a static mop, soft bristle broom or by vacuum cleaning, on a regular basis. By doing this, the broom or vacuum cleaner will not only pick up lint and dust but also any grit that can be damaging to a timber floor surface.
Only a slightly damp mop is required. It is best to avoid excessive amount of water or harsh chemicals. We recommend Ph neutral cleaner. Keep reading for more information on this. We do not recommend using Mentholated Spirits or Vinegar. It is best not to use steam mops as the steam can cause damage to the timber and the coating.
Spills happen from time to time, especially in areas like the kitchen and meals areas. There is no need to panic. Simply wipe up the bulk liquid promptly and clean as normal. If left, the finish of your timber or floating floor can become dull or discoloured. If left for an extended period, the floor may become damaged and require sanding and polishing.
When using cleaners on Timber, Parquetry or Floating floors, it is important that they are Ph neutral to avoid any residue or damage to your timber and parquetry floors.
Do not use cleaning products that are not designed for timber floors such as scouring pads or cleaners that may contain abrasives, soaps, waxes, ammonia or silicon. Specific timber floor cleaning products are available and should be used. DO NOT use steam mops or any form of scrubbing machine.
The Parquetry Flooring Company recommends:
- Use a micro-fibre or dust control broom or a soft vacuum cleaner
- Use a cotton or Micro-fibre mop with
Products sold at Parquetry Flooring Company:
- Bona Spray Mop
- Bona Wood Floor Cleaner
- Squeaky Clean
- Felt dots
- Rubber office chair wheels
Servicing South Australia since 1963
Over the years cleaning and cleaning products have changed along with the types of finishes we now use. We recommend that your use products purchased from PFC on your floors
If you have pets (especially dog, cats & birds) inside it is necessary to ensure that nails are trimmed and paws clean, thereby not introducing excessive grit.
See our sanding & polishing services to learn more about producing a new-looking floor.
Legs of moveable furniture such as dining room chairs need to have protective felt pads fitted to prevent scratches from occurring. Office chairs should have their wheels exchanged from plastic to rubber.
Soft soled shoes are preferable. Footwear such as stiletto heels will damage timber floors and wearing these should be extremely limited if walking on floating, parquetry or timber floors.
Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of your floor for many years. Over time your floor may require more professional maintenance.
We recommend that you have a professional from Parquetry Flooring Company to look at your floor every 7 – 10 years. We can then determine if your floor requires
- top up coat
A quote would be written up and emailed to you and a professional floor technician would carry out what is needed. To learn more about sanding and polishing or our finishes.