268 Magill Road, Beulah Park, SA 5067

Care & Maintenance

Parquetry, timber, cork and floating floors are easy to maintain but like all floors they do require regular cleaning. They also require a little maintenance as they age to keep their appearance and preserve the life of your floor.

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.

A brief overview of caring for your floor

  • Most parquetry & timber flooring is coated with a polyurethane finish (solvent, water or oil based), meaning minimum maintenance.
  • Under normal circumstances your new floor can be walked on with socks or bare feet 24 hours after the completion of your floor.
  • Wait a full 3 days after completion before moving furniture onto your floor. Leave longer when the conditions are cold, especially if under 10° Celsius.
  • Care needs to be taken not to drag or roll refrigerators, dishwashers. couches or other heavy items across the floor.
  • Always use felt pads on the bottom of furniture. This is very important for furniture that is moved often. Eg: dining chairs etc
  • Keep your floor grit free.
  • We recommend going over the floor with a dust control mop everyday.
  • Keep chairs with wheels extra clean .
  • We recommend having your floor looked at every 5 to 10 years by and expert from Parquetry Flooring Company to see if your floor needs a buff, top-up coat, sand & polish or repairs.
Read below for greater explanations of above points
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

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.

Mopping

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

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.

Cleaning Products

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.

Recommendations

The Parquetry Flooring Company recommends:

Products sold at Parquetry Flooring Company:

Pets

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. 

Furniture

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.

Footwear

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.

Maintenance

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

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.

Refurbished Traditional Cork Tile Floor

Cork

We recommend cleaning your cork the same way as cleaning your timber floors. The reason we say this is because the coatings used on cork are the same as used on timber

Cork can also be sanded & polished

Blackbutt solid timber hardwood floor oil modified gloss finish installed in Adelaide

Solid Timber Floors

We offer the highest-quality Australian and European timber flooring. Our team are experts in this field, with decades of combined experience and can help with any questions you have.

Engineered & Floating

Engineered floors are a modern example of plank and parquetry flooring.

Sanding & Polishing

One of the advantages of having timber floors is that they can be sanded back and polished or coated to produce a new-looking floor.

Ask the experts about timber floor care in Adelaide!