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How To Clean Your Wooden Floor: Dos & Don’ts

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If you’ve recently had your wooden floor restored, we’re sure that you will want to keep it looking pristine for as long as possible. The flooring is an essential component of any property, and it is likely to have to withstand a lot of impact over the years. To really make the most out of your flooring, you’ll need to carry out some maintenance.
With so many different flooring methods and products around, it can be difficult to know where to start. But, as your local flooring experts, we have put together some handy dos and don’ts to get you started.


Things to DO

  • VacuumVacuum regularly with a floor brush attachment– once a day if possible. This dry cleaning method is ideal for regularly ridding your floor of crumbs, grit and general debris.
  • Sponge Use professional hardwood floor cleaners and a lightly damp sponge for scuffs and spills.
  • manual Read the manufacturer’s instructions for all products you use thoroughly and try to do a test patch first in an inconspicuous area which is usually out of sight.
  • wooden floor Try to figure out whether your wooden floor has a hard or soft oil finish – this will alter the type of treatment to remove stains. This video will show you how you can tell.

Things Not To Do

  • bleachUse vinegar, ammonia or all-purpose cleaners; these can make your polished finish look duller over time.
  • mop Use excess water for mopping or general wiping – if your wood floor gets too damp it could swell, expand or warp.
  • sweep Let sand or general dirt build up, this will make it harder to clean in the long run. We’d recommend giving your floor a quick sweep whenever anything is spilt.
  • cross Use sand-paper or similar materials in an attempt to remove stains.

Whatever type of wooden flooring you have, our team are adept in providing expert advice on the best maintenance. With over 15 years experience, get in touch with our team for more advice, or to invest in our maintenance service.

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How Often Should Commercial Wood Flooring Be Maintained?

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Commercial wood flooring can take a lot of footfall and the kind of heavy wear that comes from servicing a busy environment. Over time, however, heel marks, spills and scuffs take their toll, stealing the shine from your otherwise vibrant premises. From daily to deep cleaning and refinishing to resealing, commercial flooring needs regular maintenance to retain both its aesthetic appeal and its function.
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Restore Your Flooring This Spring

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It’s that time of year again! Everybody dreads it but it’s time to get your home in order and start spring cleaning. The ritual of spring cleaning dates back to the Persians who believed that it stood for a lot more than just cleaning your home. It was a preparation for summer and enabled you to shake off the gloom of a long winter. It has both physical and psychological meaning. Spring time is the time for new beginnings; physically you clean and refresh your home; psychologically you make room for new ideas. Continue reading →

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Wood Flooring: Is Your School’s Sports Hall Flooring as Safe as Possible?

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As a school you, of course, have an obligation to provide the best possible facilities and ensure that these facilities meet high safety standards. A sports hall is a fantastic facility for your students to keep active and participate in extracurricular activities as well as Physical Education classes. Continue reading →

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Top Tips: Caring for Refinished Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors require periodic refinishing to remove old stains and surface damage. Refinishing can make an old floor look new again, but they require gentle treatment in the days after the process or they will soon look warn again. New finish can take up to a week to dry so it’s essential you follow these top tips to keep your floor looking as a good new for as long as possible. Continue reading →

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5 Benefits of Choosing Wood Flooring

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Choosing to have wood flooring in your home is a big decision; it can make quite a significant difference to the look and feel of your home – so it’s only natural to feel a little apprehensive about it. But here at Litchfield Floor Renovations, we believe that the pros well outweigh any cons you can think of, and the end result is having stunning wooden floors in your home. So we have devised a list of benefits to choosing wood flooring in Stevenage so you can feel 100% confident you are making the right decision. Continue reading →

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