How to clean a wooden floor ? How to remove the wear tasks ?
A wooden floor brings to your interior warmth and authenticity to your professional office. In order for its beauty to remain radiant, it must be meticulously maintained. What are the tips for efficient and simple maintenance ? How to remove scratches on your parquet ? Here are the answers.
What you need to know for the maintenance of your floor
While each type of parquet floor needs specific maintenance, there are still general notions that you can apply to all floors. Whether it is a wooden floor, a polished parquet floor, a floating floor, a vitrified parquet floor, a glued parquet floor or a solid wood parquet floor… the main enemy of your floor is water. Parquet is sensitive to humidity, and even more so to water, which causes it to swell and curl, like all elements built with wood. You have to be very careful especially if you have children.
To keep your floor in good condition, do not wash it with water, use damp mops or rags, and let it dry. If you spill water on the floor, it is necessary to mop it as quickly as possible, before water penetrates in the wood. In case of flood, it is not uncommon to have to replace the blades that have inflated and have not been able to regain their original shape after drying.
So remember to put saucers underneath your plants pots to prevent water from flowing to the ground if you water them too much, which can happen from time to time.
Another recurring problem are scratches on the parquet floor. If it is not possible to avoid them, simple actions make it possible to protect your floor from the majority of it. For this, equip the feet of your furniture, chairs and tables with felt pads. This will have the advantage, in addition to protecting your floor, to make them silent when you move them. Avoid as much as possible furniture, chairs and sofa beds with casters. Indeed, they leave indelible marks on your floor, especially when they are used repeatedly in the same place.
Note that some rubber wheels have a lower negative impact on floors. Finally, avoid using detergents, they can cause damage to your floor if they are not specifically adapted to your floor finish.
Clean the hardwood floor
This type of parquet is delicate. Clean it with a damp microfiber broom without forcing too much. Once in a while, clean it thoroughly using a brush with black soap. The goal is to remove dirt. Another tip is to brush it with the cooking water of potatoes, the starch can maintain the wood of your floor and extend its brightness.
Products used by professionals
At Shravaka, we only use high quality products to clean all types of surface. You can find all of our products exclusively www.shravaka.ch/our-products. Without formaldehyde or substances likely to release some, colorless liquid, no added fragrance (to the characteristic odor of a disinfectant).
In addition to being quality products, they are also respectful of the environment.
Renovate your parquet floor, some tips
To remove scratches on a vitrified floor, it is necessary to apply, for example, a little car polish and rub gently by making small circles on the scratches.
If you want to completely renovate your floor, you must first sand it with a dedicated machine for this purpose. Mix the wood dust with wood glue to make a thick filling liquid. fill any holes in the worm-eaten or damaged wood. Sand again and then apply the chosen protection. Linseed oil for a solid parquet, glazing or wax. For a waxing with an exceptional result we advise you to use HAKABELLA: polishing wax emulsion.
Polishing wax emulsion with natural carnauba wax, for all modern floors, Hakabella maintains linoleum, plastic and tiled floors. Shining when dry, without rubbing and can be repolished. It can be removed without problem by washing with NEUTRALSEIFE.
Tip: Hakabella can also be added directly into the water (two caps for 5 liters of water). At the same dosage, Hakabella is also suitable for the maintenance of the body of your car. You can find all of our products exclusively on www.shravaka.ch/our-products.
Have your floor maintained by a professional, twice a year
Experts in the field strongly recommend to have your wooden floor maintained at least twice a year by a professional. Shravaka offers you a free quote. You can tell us more about your project on this page: www.shravaka.ch/devis. Please mention the number of m² of wooden floor.