Wood Floor Maintenance & Care

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Essential Wood Floor Maintenance and Care Instructions

If you have just installed a new wood floor or refinished one, this is some valuable information you should knowAsthma Safe, Per-Friendly Products, Clean Green Planet & Child-Safe Products so you can protect your investment and enjoy a much longer life for your hardwood floor.

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Care Instruction

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Coatings generally take between 2-3 hours to dry, but they will take approximately 7 – 14 days to fully harden. It is important to follow these guidelines:

  • When necessary you can walk on the floor in stocking feet after 24 hours (or depending on advice from tradesmen).
  • Avoid walking on the surface with street shoes for 7 days.
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90% of the curing takes place after 24hours, but care should be taken for the first 2 weeks until the floor has fully hardened.
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Light furniture can be replaced in this time – use protective felt pads, and avoid dragging furniture as it may scratch the surface.
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Heavy items such as fridges should be moved carefully ensuring they are not dragged over new floors.
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Wait 2 weeks before laying rugs.

Wood Floor Maintenance and Care Guide:

  • Wood Floors are a lifetime investment, and decisions concerning them should not be taken lightly
  • Routine maintenance should include protecting the surface finish from moisture and heavy wear which creates scratches. This maintenance requires more than sweeping and vacuuming.
  • Always clean your wood floors periodically with a professional wood floor cleaning product recommended by a wood flooring professional and/or the manufacturer of your particular hardwood floor product. Not doing so may void any warranty or guarantee on the product.

Three Simple Steps

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Vacuum

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Spray the Bona Cleaner

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Clean with Bona Cleaning System

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