The Portfolio Collection | Maintenance and Cleaning Wood Floors Guide
West Flooring’s Portfolio Collection offers various finishes and each type of finish has its own unique maintenance program. You will need to follow the maintenance plan according to the type of finish you purchased. We recommend using all Blanchon products to maintain your hardwood flooring.
After installation, a maintenance coat application by a flooring professional is strongly recommended. For the first 2 weeks after installation, reasonable precautions should be taken to protect from heavy foot traffic (especially hard soled shoes) and fluids.
No matter which kind of floor you have or which type of finish is used, all hardwood floors should be cleaned regularly. 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. For weekly cleaning to your floors we recommend Blanchon Lagoon. This easy to use do-it yourself product can be used on Oiled, Hard Waxoil, Polyurethane including pre-finished flooring (cannot be used on waxed flooring).
Periodically maintain your Oiled or Hard Waxoil hardwood floors with professional cleaning products such as Blanchon Natural Soap for Oiled Floors. This will clean your floor without leaving residue while reinforcing the protection of the finish. This product is based on 100% natural ingredients so it is safe to use around children and pets. The soap is also specifically formulated to keep your floors looking great without the need for harsh chemicals or professional cleaning.
The Heavy Duty Cleaner is a powerful cleaning agent that eliminates engrained grime and old coats of self-polishing sealers. It removes the most stubborn stains without spoiling the finish and removing black scoff marks from Polyurethane floors. Thus, it prepares floors for a fresh protective coat of Renovator (satin or matte). Heavy Duty Cleaner is odorless and requires dilution in water before use.
DIY Maintenance Coat
Blanchon Universal Maintenance Oil is compatible with all oil finishes to protect, nourish and regenerate any Oiled, Hard Waxoil or Polyurethane finished wood flooring. Regular maintenance will keep your hardwood floors in beautiful condition. While helping to reduce wear spots and dirt buildup in high traffic areas when used occasionally, Universal Maintenance Oil will help repair your floors. It is easy to use and you can do it yourself at home! Universal Maintenance Oil is a water based product with low VOCs and dries quickly in 15 to 20 minutes.
For Polyurethane finished floors use Renovator by Blanchon. This product will protect and maintain the original appearance of the floor by leaving a thin top coat over the existing finish. Renovator will repair small scratches in your finish as well as restore a uniform sheen to dull finishes. Cleans and protects the finish, silicone free with anti-slip properties so it doesn’t leave a slippery coat.