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How to take care of exotic wood flooring?

By: Aravind

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David Windsor is an eminent flooring guru and one can find all you wanted to know about hardwood floors in his hardwood floors authority site, which is a treasure trove of information.

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They add aura to your house in a different way, transforming a dull floor to exotic flooring. Exotic wood flooring is an expensive investment but they last long and are durable. But maintenance is important to retain its beauty and charm. You don’t have to nail a hole in your pockets for it maintenance, just follow some simple tips and steps and you are all geared to maintain the most extensive wood floorings.

Things you will need:

Rag or mop made of soft material

Cleaners

Water

Gloves

Wax

Foam or plastic furniture pads

Steps

Step one

Do it yourself

Irrespective of the type of exotic wood used for your flooring, whether teak, cherry, oak, Brazilian cherry etc removal of dirt is required. So, first vacuum the dirt from its surface and then move on.

Step two

Rubbing

If there are pollutants like smoke on the floor’s surface, remove it by rubbing it with a wet rag or cloth. Wet it with either cleaner or water and begin the rubbing process from the corner of your floor, so as to see whether the chemical cleaner affects it or not and in the process you can continue with rubbing if it doesn’t.

Step three

Using commercial cleaners

Commercial cleaners and similar products have water as its base and also contents degreasers. Use these products by wearing gloves, for the protection of your hands. Check ventilation as the fumes of most of these cleaners emits strong fumes.

Step four

If using oil based cleaner, then after its application, clean it properly with a wet rag or mop, as it might be inflammable.

Step five

Waxing

Some exotic wood flooring requires waxing, so apply a coat of wax, which is thin, so it dries faster and result in a smooth and anti-spot finishing. Use wax that is waterproof, as this would prevent the problem of white ring. Wax your flooring only once a year and use only paste once rather than the liquid once.

Step six

Barefoot

Cleaning and taking care of your floor in a regular manner is important but there are some other steps too. One of them is to avoid walking on these floors without wearing any footwear. Wear socks while walking in and around the room with exotic wood flooring. This would prevent from scratches and dents.

Step eight

Furniture pads

Put furniture pads either made of foam or plastic, as this would prevent the wood from getting dents and scratches. This provides an excellent finish to hard wood floors.

Tips

Always allow a humidifier running, especially during the winters, as this would prevent the reduction of wood because of shrinkage

Always make use of rugs in the area, where there is regular traffic spots

Warning-

When using an oil based cleaner, remember to keep it away, especially from the reach of children and pets. Avoid cleaners that has silicone content because silicone doesn’t allow refinishing of your wood in the future.

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