timber floor installation

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.