How to clean and maintain wood flooring?

Nowadays, wood flooring is becoming the material of choice for home decoration: whether it is in the living room, bedroom, dining room or terrace, wood flooring is popular for its natural beauty, lightness and durability, comfort and adjustable temperature. However, wood flooring, which is extremely sensitive to water and easily damaged, is also often difficult to clean and maintain. Today, Kahl will tell you some tips on how to clean and maintain wooden floors without damaging them. Mastering the right way, you will never have to worry about the beautiful wooden floor receiving damage.

Types and properties of wood flooring

Wooden flooring can be divided into parquet and laminate flooring. Parquet consists of wood only, but in various forms, such as strip parquet, mosaic parquet, herringbone parquet, etc. As with ordinary flooring, measures such as regular waxing, oiling or lacquering are very important for the maintenance of parquet, while wooden floors can expand or contract depending on the humidity and are also extremely sensitive to moisture, so cleaning should ensure that as little moisture as possible remains on the floor. Laminate, on the other hand, is made from a mixture of fiberboard materials, and its surface is scratch-resistant and easy to clean, but the edges are still sensitive to moisture, especially when the laminate is not laid correctly.

How to clean wood flooring / several tools

1.Towel wipe. This approach is suitable for those who really love the wood floor and willing to spend time, because the workload is relatively large and very laborious.

2.Floor cleaner. Floor cleaner can effectively remove all kinds of stubborn stains, but the ordinary floor cleaner is mainly suitable for the engineering floor that is not sensitive to acid, alkaline and water immersion. And the cleaner containing chemical ingredients may cause harm to children or allergy-prone people at home, so when selecting a floor cleaner, you must pay extra attention to whether it can be used for wooden floors, as well as understanding the ingredients.

3.Ordinary mop is the preferred way to clean the floor of most families. But the wooden floor is very afraid of water, when using the mop must be wrung out, the floor if there are oil stains, drinks and other residual stains, you can use dipped in rice water and wrung out to not drip wipe the surface of the wooden floor, so that the wooden floor to maintain the original luster. After mopping, it is best to open the doors and windows, so that the air circulation, as soon as possible, the wooden floor blow dry, keep the wooden floor dry and clean. But for some small side seams, the mop is generally difficult to achieve a good cleaning effect. In this regard, the use of Kah FC 3 wireless self-cleaning wipers may be more efficient and labor-saving, in addition to “always wipe the floor with water” and deep crevice cleaning, almost in 2 minutes after mopping the ground can be completely dry, very little residual moisture, and then with the appropriate cleaner, can be said to be the ideal tool for cleaning wood floors.

Use the flat floor mop. The dry coarse wipe towel clip on the flat floor mop, spray some dust adsorbent on the wipe towel, and then wipe the floor surface, hair and dust will be absorbed into the coarse wipe towel. After finishing, take off the towel, wash it at the sink and dry it for use.

Clean with vacuum cleaner. Wooden floor is easy to breed bacteria due to moisture, it is recommended to choose a vacuum cleaner with a filter to clean, which can be used to filter out some parasites. In order to avoid the damage caused by the vacuum cleaner to the wooden floor, you can install a special wooden floor vacuum nozzle on the vacuum cleaner, which can protect the wooden floor very well. However, like a mop, the brush head of a vacuum cleaner is difficult to achieve the desired effect when cleaning the side seams of a solid wood floor.

Steam cleaning. The secret of steam cleaning lies in the combination of steam jet stream and high temperature. The basic function of a steam cleaning machine is similar to a pressure cooker: water is heated in the steam cleaning machine’s freestanding tank until it boils and produces steam, which is then released by the gun in a certain amount. The higher the pressure, the faster the steam is released, and the more powerful its cleaning ability, the more stubborn and greasy dirt will be dissolved and removed in seconds. The steam molecules can also easily enter the smallest seams for deeper cleaning. And there is no need to use any chemical reagents, which is healthy and harmless. Another advantage is that the steam generation softens the water, so it does not leave any lime residue or streaks on the floor. Since wood floors are sensitive to moisture, it is important to use as little water as possible when cleaning.

In addition to paying attention to the cleaning of the wooden floor, the usual maintenance should not be ignored, good maintenance, in order to make the wooden floor life longer.

Wooden floor how to maintain

From time to time, waxing care for wooden floors, but not too often, at least once every 6 months. When waxing the wooden floor, it is best to choose a spray waxing agent, easy to wax evenly. Then use a soft cloth to wipe off the excess oil to avoid producing bright spots. The waxed floor should be dried naturally in the evening. For black rubber abrasion marks or stains on the wooden floor, use a soft cloth dipped in a low concentration of alcohol or a little white wine to wipe away.

When cleaning with a mop, you can put a few drops of salad oil in the water of the wet mop, can make the wooden floor becomes more shiny. For the painted floor, you can use strong tea juice to wipe the stain.
When walking on the wooden floor, you should try to wear cloth slippers. To the furniture “feet” are attached to the soft bottom protection pad, avoid scratching wood flooring wear layer, also don’t let heavy objects smash wear layer. Can not use sandpaper, sanders, steel brushes, strong stain removal powder or metal tools to clean the wooden floor. If you have pets at home, you should also find a way to avoid the destruction of pets.
Wooden flooring raw materials contain wood, so pay attention to fire prevention, unextinguished cigarette butts and matchsticks can not be arbitrarily discarded on the ground, and some household appliances, such as electric rice cookers, electric stoves, electric irons, etc. can not be in contact with the wooden floor in the case of electricity, or it is very easy to burn the wooden floor.

Prevent strong and lasting sunlight exposure or rain soaked wood floor; prevent the balcony, bathroom, kitchen and other places of water overflow, go out and remember to close to check all water facilities; avoid long time to open the door, open the door and cause the outside wind directly blowing wood floor.

After the wood flooring, long time not living in the room, should put a few pots of water or use humidifier to maintain humidity; rainy season should strengthen ventilation, keep the room not overly dry or wet.

Wooden floor cleaning and maintenance, the daily use of wood flooring has an important role and help, only the wood floor cleaning and maintenance of good, in order to ensure the service life of solid wood flooring and the degree of beauty, I hope you can pay attention to the solid wood floor cleaning and maintenance, I hope the above for you to introduce the wood floor cleaning and maintenance knowledge to help you maintain the floor.