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Top Tips: Caring for Refinished Hardwood Floors

Posted May 1, 2020 by Litchfield Floor Renovations

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.

•    Avoid walking on the floor for 24 hours after the refinishing process is complete.

•    Minimise traffic on the area for seven days and avoid dragging heavy furniture across the floor. The floor is susceptible to damage during this period as the finish is still curing,.

•    Keep window covering s closed for a least 24 hours to prevent direct sunlight from reaching and damaging the refinished floor.

•    Sweep it with a soft, dry dust mop during the first week if it becomes dusty- but don’t vacuum or mop the floor and avoid cleaners for the first week.

•    After seven days begin regular cleaning, sweep the floor daily to remove the surface dirt and mop it once a week with hardwood floor cleaner. Where possible avoid using water and soap on the hardwood floor.

•    Clean liquids and spills from the floor immediately. Wipe them with a clean cloth before they have the chance to dry or soak into the wood, as this can cause water spots and damage.

Here at Litchfield Floor Renovations we specialise in the restoration and renovation of all types of wooden flooring. If you would like advice about your flooring or more information about our services then call us today on: 01525 220 286.

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