How To Properly Clean Oak Timber Floorboards

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Glenn Thompson August 21st, 2023
Sherbrooke Oak

Congratulations. You have chosen, or are on the path to choosing, what we consider to be one of the best flooring options available today, engineered oak floorboards.

When it comes to cleaning and protecting your floorboards it’s important to be thorough; a quick mop won’t do the trick and it certainly won’t help to improve the longevity of your newly installed engineered timber floorboards.

While these floorboards boast impressive resistance to wear and tear, a mere swift mop isn’t enough to maintain their beauty or extend their life. The daily onslaught from muddy shoes, spills, and stains is a testament to the care they need. Even the toughest timber eventually shows wear. Thus, the key to longevity is preventative care, which we’ll guide you through below.

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The Importance of Preventative Care for Floorboards
Step-by-step guide to Cleaning Timber Flooring
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The Importance of Preventative Care for Floorboards

It’s a given that any flooring, be it solid hardwood or engineered oak, will face daily wear and tear. Whether it’s muddy shoes, accidental spills, or just the regular foot traffic, every floor bears the brunt of daily life. But with some proactive measures, you can ensure that even the most durable of timbers retain their shine and strength.

Step-by-step guide to Cleaning Timber Flooring

  1. Vacuum Your Floorboards

  2. Start by removing dirt, dust, and grime that accumulates over time. Use a soft bristle broom or a vacuum with a soft brush head attachment. Ensure the vacuum doesn’t have harsh edges, which could damage your floorboards.

  3. Mop Your Floorboards

  4. As we mentioned earlier, it’s a well-known fact that floorboards don’t react well to moisture and will likely ruin your flooring as a result. A simple mop can go a long way in ensuring that your engineered oak timber floorboards are well looked after – you just have to make sure you squeeze as much water out of your mop before using it.

  5. Apply The Wood Flooring Cleaner

  6. For regular maintenance, we suggest using Bona Timber Floor Cleaner, a water-based cleaner designed for ongoing maintenance of your timber floors. It’s quick, easy and convenient to use. We stock a fantastic all-in-one, easy to use, spray mop with a microfibre pad that makes applying the wood floor cleaning solution easy and super-efficient. Just add the cleaning solution to the cartridge on the mop and you’re away. Once finished, simply wash the miro fibre pad in your washing machine after use.

    We recommend mopping your floorboards with Bona Wood Floor Cleaning at least weekly in residential premises or daily in commercial premises.

    Benefits of Using Bona Timber Floor Cleaner:

    • Minimal residue after application
    • Streak-free cleaning
    • Nourishes the floorboards, preventing them from drying out
    • Maintains the protective coating on your oak timber flooring

    Important note: Don’t use abrasive liquids, solvents or a steam mop as they may damage your floor and void your warranty.

Trust the Experts

With 40 years in the business, Smart Timber Flooring boasts unparalleled expertise in traditional, recycled, and engineered oak timber flooring. Our commitment to quality and customer service is unwavering. For any queries or further information, our specialists are just a call away.

For 40 years, we've been at the forefront of oak timber flooring, mastering traditional, recycled, and engineered styles. Our expertise is unmatched, and our dedication to customer service is unwavering. Interested in the finest timber flooring solutions? Speak to our specialists today and let us guide you.
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Glenn Thompson

Senior Sales Advisor
Glenn has 10+ years of being a chippy and is quite literally part of the family. Being a builder Glenn knows how important it is to have quality finishes and craftsmanship.
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