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How to bring back your timber floors shine?

timber flooringDull floors are unappealing in your home. Give your home the TLC it deserves and bring your floor back to life by renewing its shine of your timber flooring. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sweep off the dirt
  2. Mix your cleaner
  3. Mop the floor
  4. Spray the cleaner
  5. Wipe the spills

Sweep off the dirt

Before doing further cleaning, make sure to clear the area and the floor surface of any light furniture, toys, shoes, magazines etc. Use soft broom to sweep the dust and dirt away and remove it. Focus more on the edges, your hall ways and other areas that are prone to heavy traffic. Frequently sweep the surface to prevent build-up of grim, minimising the amount of cleaners you will use later. Vacuuming is another good way to remove the dirt, make sure you get right to the edges and corners using a soft brush attachment.

Mix your cleaner

Mix white vinegar and vegetable oil in a spray bottle. Vinegar removes dirt and the vegetable oil helps condition the wood which keeps it smooth and shiny.

Making nontoxic cleaners will help you remove the hidden grime that dulls the floor and regulate the wood to retain its luster.

Use equal amount for both the vinegar and oil then shake the cleaner well every time you will use it to ensure that it doesn’t separate and prevent the oil from going rancid.

Mop the floor

After making your cleaner, run the floor with a soft cloth mop at least once a week. Start from the bottom to the top. Make sure to focus on high traffic areas as they require more frequent mopping than the less affected areas. Use a damp mop with hot water. Don’t over water you floor and always dry mop afterwards to remove all excess water.

Spray the cleaner

Spray enough cleaner on the wood floor; too much cleaner will not help and can just make your floor oily. Floor cleaner should be applied in small amounts to prevent over wetting which damages the flooring. Apply floor cleaner with just enough water to get balanced and good looking floors.

Wipe the spills

Immediately wipe the residue off the floor using a clean mop head or soft towel. Wood floors can’t stand being too wet and excess water will damage your floor. Do a circular motion to wipe up any spills or excess which will buff the floor and bring out its shine. Protect the floors and they will give you a long lasting glow in your home!

How to bring back your timber floor shine

Easy! Just follow the 5 steps.

Need a new timber floor?

Contact DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to discuss your timber needs; or drop into the showroom at Unit 1/4 Station Complex Picton Rd, Bunbury Western Australia.We travel and give free onsite quotes call today to make your appointment.

Where to buy spotted gum timber floors in Bunbury?

spotted GumSearching for the best spotted gum timber floors in Bunbury? D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring is the place you are looking for.

Reasons to buy spotted gum timber floors from us:

  1. Good for Allergies
  2. Easy to clean
  3. Durable and long lasting
  4. Attractive and suits many styles of home
  5. Great for children

Good for Allergies

Say goodbye allergies as spotted gum timber flooring is an allergen proof floor. If you are asthmatic or allergy sufferer, this is perfect for you as timber doesn’t harbour dust mites, allergens or other bacteria that can cause health problems. Breathe in fresh air and it is easy to keep your floors clean.

Easy to clean

Sweep, mop or vacuum your timber floor then you’ll be done! It is that easy and you can be assured that your floor is dirt-free. You can go about your business immediately cleaning wood floors only takes minutes, saving you time and money.

Durable and long lasting

Made from strong timber, spotted gum has a high natural resistance to wear and tear with a few precautions your floor will have a gorgeous look all year round.

If properly polished, scratches and dents will not be present in the flooring. Spotted gum is a very hard wood flooring species and the perfect flooring choice for pets, children and your family home.

Attractive and suits many styles of home

Having a variety of colours, the heartwood ranges from gorgeous pale browns to deep red-brown while sapwood is white. Some may have a touch of orange tint making it look classy perfect for your lounge room.

Having the bark shed in patches, the specie looks spotted making it more attractive. The wavy grain creates a fabulous fiddleback figure.

Great for children

No need to put your kids to their playroom to make them comfortable. Let them play on the spotted gum timber flooring as it is cosy and hygienic, no need to worry of dust or dirt that cause irritations and such.

They will even love the ambience all the time whether it is winter or summer as timber is a great weather insulator. You can place rag to protect the flooring and make the most of it for longer years.

Where to buy spotted gum timber floors in Bunbury

Visit D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring.

For great floors and quality service, call us now on 0409 081 679 to discuss your needs. We offer affordable prices with full warranties for all our products. Ring us now for a free quote. D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring are locally owned and operated, we care about your flooring just as much as you do!


Flooring samples makes your flooring selection easy!

Solid-WoodTrying to find the right flooring for your home? Perhaps you already have thought about what kind of flooring you want. Have you imagined how it would look and how it can complement your home décor and furniture bringing out your home’s best appearance in the process. Okay, sounds fair but you have to be very careful.

You don’t know how certain flooring will fit your home unless you’ve look at it personally – when it’s laid down complete with décor and accessories. How will you know what a certain flooring will look like at your home? Get flooring samples of course!

Flooring samples are the solution

When you’re ready to go flooring shopping, there is one way to know which flooring will work best for your home – flooring samples. Checking out flooring samples will give you idea on how each floor will look like inside your home. You don’t have to decide immediately – you’re free to feel and see what it’s like to have a certain floor!

Flooring samples gives you a fun way to choose the right flooring. Of course, not all flooring options will match your space but with flooring samples, you will get a good idea whether that particular flooring, colour and style will work in your home.

With flooring samples, you will also feel confident about your choice. If you are considering remodeling or designing a new home, getting flooring samples is an inexpensive way to make sure you’ll be happy with your floor.

Want to get your flooring samples? Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for your needs. We offer flooring samples, come and visit our showroom to have a look and feel of our flooring products. We can discuss your needs and offer advice on the best options for your flooring and then you can borrow a sample to check that it fits perfectly at your home.

Call D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for an appointment on 0409 081 679.

3 mistakes you should avoid doing to your hardwood floor

hardwoodThe elegant look of Hardwood floors makes your home feel totally fabulous. In fact, so many of your friends are asking about your flooring that you couldn’t be more proud. If you could only keep your floors that way – beautiful, gorgeous and looking brand new.

However, you know it’s impossible, right? Through time, dirt, grit and scratches can damage the appearance of your hardwood floor. Should you be worried? No. As long as you know how to clean your hardwood floor, you’ll be fine. Plus, knowing the mistakes you should avoid when cleaning will make your hardwood floor last longer!

Hardwood floor cleaning mistakes

Mostly, in our desperate attempt to keep our hardwood floors looking their best, we do things unintentionally that may harm our floors. This is not wrong, but some damages may be irreversible. Before making these errors, STOP and read the common mistakes below.

  1. Using regular household dusting and cleaning products
  2. Using too much water to mop
  3. Using wax with urethane or other glossy finish

Mistake #1 – Using regular household dusting and cleaning products

Often, we clean our floors with what we have at home –it’s less hassle and less costly, right? However, instead of cleaning your floors, you are actually inflicting damage. Your hardwood floor might require specific dusting and cleaning products, make sure you use the right one when cleaning. Use a soft cloth not a feature duster and the quilts on the features can scratch your floor. Don’t use silicon based polishing sprays as it is not good for your floor.

Mistake #2 – Using too much water to mop

Too much water can cause permanent damage to your floor. Do not pour water directly on to your floor to mop. Instead, use a damp cloth to clean and wipe up spills immediately. Dry mop after mopping to ensure no excess has been left behind.

Mistake #3 -Using wax with urethane or other glossy finish

Your floor doesn’t need wax to look shiny. Floors with glossy finishes are easy to clean and a quick swipe of a damp cloth can do the trick. If you are thinking of recoating your floor, check what surface product was used before and only reapply the same time of product.

If you are not sure about cleaning your floors or need advice on what type of surface has been applied ask D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring, we are you flooring specialists and we even do repairs.

Need a new floor? We do that too; contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can install different types flooring for you including parquetry, cork and bamboo flooring. Choose from our large range of high quality hardwood flooring. Ring us now for a free inspection and quote.