Timber MAINTENANCE

Easy instructions to follow.

An engineered hardwood timber floor can transform any living space, so it is important to keep it looking its best. Follow this simple guide to assist in maintaining the natural beauty of your timber floors.

Everyday Cleaning

  • Sweep or vacuum as often as necessary to remove any loose dirt or grit before it can scratch the floor.
  • When a spill occurs, soak up the bulk liquid promptly.
  • In areas of excessive foot traffic and wear, make use of runners or area rugs.
  • Use felt protectors under heavy pieces of furniture and chairs.
  • Use protective mats at all exterior entrances. Do not use rubber-based furniture or mats as the rubber may leach into the floor.
  • Slightly damp mop only – avoid excessive amounts of water. Steam mops must not be used.
  • Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of your floor for many years. Over time, a re-coating may be desirable.

Restoration – Sanding and Re-coating

Some timber floors can be sanded and re-coated with a polyurethane or water-based coating to restore the appearance of the floor. We recommend that sanding and re-coating of any timber flooring should only ever be carried out by a professional flooring contractor.

Engineered Timber Veneer (<1mm veneer)

Not recommended for sanding and re-coating as the veneer is very thin, however the product can withstand a very light sanding for re-coating.

Engineered Timber (3-4mm veneer)

Engineered timber can be sanded and re-coated a maximum of 2-3 times.