Keeping Your Wood Surfaces Clean

The new year is here and spring cleaning is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to start maintaining your wood surfaces on a regular basis. Create a promise to yourself that you will keep your hardwood floors looking beautiful. Here are some tips that will make this easy to do.

Following a Maintenance Schedule

Proper floor maintenance can extend the life of your floor and its finish. There are many different types of finishes – at WEST | WOOD, we mainly use hardwax oil and polyurethane, but many other options exist.

Here we will go over our suggestions for maintaining hardwax oil and polyurethane finishes.

Daily Cleaning

No matter which kind of floor you have or which type of finish is used, all hardwood floors should be cleaned on a daily basis. Using a dust pad or vacuum on the floors should be done daily. This will keep the dirt and grit off the floor which if left can cause premature wear. Wipe up food and other spills with a dampened cleaning pad or paper towel. If needed, lightly spray a cleaner on that section of your floor and wipe dry.

Contact our flooring consultants for more information regarding the maintenance products required for your floor.

Daily Cleaning of Hardwood Floors

Suggested Products for Hardwax Oil

Moose Wash & Care Spray can be used for any number of interior cleaning projects where a previously oiled or waxed wooden surface requires cleaning and maintaining.

Burio Surface Care Spray is the handy, ready-to-use version of Burio Soap, made for the cleaning of oiled surfaces.

Suggested Products for Polyurethane

Nova Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray is a professional strength, non-toxic waterborne cleaner formulated for all types of hardwoods coated with a clear, unwaxed finish. This environmentally responsible, professional cleaner leaves no residue and will not dull the wood’s finish. Good for all types of unwaxed, residential and commercial polyurethane finished hardwood.

Monthly Cleaning of Hardwood Floors

Monthly Cleaning

Periodically maintain your hardwood floors with professional cleaning products. All of our soaps are easy to use. They will clean your floor without leaving residue while reinforcing the protection of the finish. Our soaps are made with 100% natural ingredients so it is safe to use around children and pets. They are specifically formulated to keep your floors looking great without the need for harsh chemicals or professional cleaning.

Contact our flooring consultants for more information regarding the maintenance products required for your floor.

Suggested Products for Hardwax Oil

Vica Soap is made of natural oils for the regular maintenance of oiled hardwood, cleaning and nourishing the wood. This soap is very concentrated and guarantees optimum protection against dirt.

Burio Soap is a great product for the regular cleaning of oiled surfaces. The soap removes all dirt and grease thoroughly, without affecting the matte, natural look of the hardwood.

Suggested Products for Polyurethane

Bowa Hardwood Floor Cleaner is good for the cleaning of cork and hardwood floors, as well as hard and elastic floors, plus doors or other waterproof hard surfaces.

Annual Cleaning

At WEST | WOOD, we can provide an annual maintenance program of cleaning and reconditioning your site finished or prefinished wood floor. We have a professional go to your site to inspect your floor and recommend the best course of action. The services typically offered are a Professional Maintenance Coat or Buff and Coat depending upon the type of finish you have.

Our Professional Maintenance Coat is compatible with all oil finishes. It helps protect, nourish and rejuvenate any oiled or hardwax oil finished wood flooring. Regular maintenance will help reduce wear spots and dirt buildup in high traffic areas.

A Buff and Coat is the process of sprucing up a polyurethane floor by applying another top coat. We deep clean the floors with a machine buffer to remove dirt and cleaning product residue by lightly sanding the floors. This dustless process buffs out scuffs and surface scratches to prepare the floor for the new finish. Because this process requires more hands-on knowledge and skill, we recommend you hire a professional for this service.

Contact our flooring consultants for more information regarding the maintenance products required for your floor.

Yearly Buff and Coat of Hardwood Floors with Polyurethane

Suggested Products for Hardwax Oil

Vica Maintenance Oil is a product to refresh hardwood that has been treated with hardwax oil. This item will nourish the wood, giving it a fuller look and increase fluid resistance. It is recommended that a professional applies this product.

Moose Liquid Wax Cleaner is specially designed for the cleaning, refreshing and maintenance of wooden floors, furniture and hardwood treated with hardwax oil. Based on natural vegetable waxes, this product regenerates and cleans the surface at the same time. It is easy to use and allows for a quick and economical application. It is recommended that a professional applies this product.

Need Help?

If you want to make sure you use the correct maintenance products but are not positive as to what kind of finish you have, we recommend contacting one of our hardwood consultants. Using the wrong cleaning product can do more harm than good, so it is better not to take the risk.

If we installed or refinished your floor, we can easily guide you in the right direction. If you are a new customer, we can inspect your floor and determine the best products for you to use. Creating a maintenance guide is important to keep your hardwood surfaces looking beautiful and durable.