Oiled floors decorate more and more apartments and houses. They enhance the beauty of natural material and are remarkably friendly to allergy sufferers, because they do not attract dust. Besides, the wood, coated with a number of layers of oil, makes the floor resistant to damage, and small scratches can be removed easily and without professional help.
Boards are coated with two layers of clear or coloured oil. The impregnant penetrates the wood structure, thus enhancing its durability. It also brings out its natural character. In addition, oiled floors are characterised by a good “breathing” capability – wood easily evaporates an excess of moisture.
Remember to regularly vacuum the floor, as sand and hard particles are its greatest enemies. For this purpose use a soft-bristle brush vacuum attachment dedicated to wood and parquet flooring, or a delicate brush.
As you mop the floor, make sure not to douse it with too much water. For cleaning floorboards it is best to use a well-wrung flat microfibre mop. Also, remember to rinse it often. Add a cleaning agent for oiled floors to the water – you can find a selection of agents under the “Care agents” tab.
Did you know that the oil used to impregnate the floors is in fact a mixture? It can contain linseed, sunflower, thistle or soy oils, as well as waxes obtained from various trees (e.g. carnauba or candelilla).
Perfect texture of wood does not require improvement – it just needs finishing and preserving. For this purpose special technology is employed to coat Baltic Wood floorboards with as many as 7 layers of varnish, thanks to which they become sturdy, durable, and take on a beautiful, uniform shine. The boards are also coated with extra layers, thanks to which all the elements look identical.
Baltic Wood floors are finished with a semi-matt or matt varnish.
To particularly demanding clients Baltic Wood offers floors refined with commercial varnish of heightened abrasion resistance (5400 revolutions in the Taber test, which proves 2.5 times greater resistance of the varnish coating).
If you have a wooden floor coated with varnish and want the floor to serve as a decoration of your home for many years, always use care agents dedicated to this type of refinements. Thus, you will prolong the lifespan of the coating and plaster over small scratches and chips which may appear on the surface while the floor is in use.
Vacuum varnished floors with a dedicated brush attachment or dust it with a soft-bristle sweeper. At least once a week use a cleaning concentrate from the Baltic Protect System™ line of products, dedicated to varnished floors.
Natural wood flooring makes an interior take on warmth and an original character. Floorboards are thus both a decoration and an investment for many years. Their high durability is a big advantage, especially if we care for them well and regularly. How to care for a wooden floor?
How often should I vacuum a wooden floor?
It’s good to do it twice a week, or even more frequently if you have a pet. It is advisable to use a soft-bristle vacuum attachment dedicated to wooden floors.
How to avoid small scratches of the floor?
Firstly, clean up regularly. Secondly, fit chair, table and furniture legs with felt pads. Also, remember to regularly dust these elements, because sand and dust easily cling to felt.
Should I clean a wooden floor with water?
Yes, but remember that an excess of water will damage the floorboards. It’s best to mop the floor with a well-wrung, flat, microfibre mop. Rinse it often in cold water with an addition of a care agent.
For natural wooden floors to stay in a good condition for many years it is necessary to regularly clean not only the rooms where the floors are installed. Dirt and sand from one room can be easily transferred to other rooms, and so it is worth cleaning the whole interior regularly and to beat dust out of the entrance doormat regularly so as not to walk dirt inside.