Tuesday, 28 November 2017

How to protect and look after your newly polished floor?

A lustrous finished wood floor won't stay that way for long unless it is looked after.

We recently a ladies with an Amtico floor and she asked us "if we could help her with some felt padding for the underneath of her dining chairs to stop the floor from scratching".

how to protect my wood floor

SO we thought other may also like to know:  How to protect and look after your newly polished floor:

- Dirt and grit is a timber floor's worst enemy! It doesn't just hide the gleam of polished floorboards, it's abrasiveness actually harms the floorboards too.  Use large dirt-trapping mats at each entrance to help prevent sand, dust and grit from being trodden inside.  It is important to clean these mats on a regular basis. Dust and sweep daily.  Small rugs or carpet squares just inside the door an also help to remove extra dirt from shoes.

- Strong light, particularly sunlight can cause a chemical reaction in wood causing it to change colour.  Move rugs occasionally and use curtains or blinds to protect the floor from direct sunlight.

- High heel shoes, especially warn ones, will dent any hard floor surface, even concrete! Encourage your visitors to take off their heels on arrival.

- Furniture's weight is not such an issue, the damage arises when the furniture is moved across the floorboards.  Fit protective pads to the legs of tables and chairs so that they can be moved easily without the risk of scuffing the floor. 

Visit our website to view the felt protectors we would advise to protect your wooden floor.  

how to protect my wood floorHowever, as this ladies dining chairs had a very unique and large base another solution was proposed by Pierre:

"My first thought is they should cut a carpet to the size of the whole base of the chair and glue it on the rim all around, I have seen this on a clients chair in the past and seemed successful."

Art of Clean is a specialist cleaning firm in: 

Wood Floor Sanding,
Stone floor Cleaning,
Carpet Cleaning,
Rug Cleaning,
Upholstery Cleaning 
Leather Furniture Cleaning, 

Working for domestic or commercial clients throughout Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

For more information on our services contact our friendly team on 01223 863632 or email us at info@artofclean.co.uk