Varnished floors are a popular choice for their beauty and durability. They are easy to clean and last for many years if properly maintained. However, regular wear and tear, spills, and scratches can take away from the shine and smoothness of a varnished floor.
However, maintaining a vanished floor can be a challenge. With the right techniques, you can keep your varnished floor looking its best for years to come. In this article, we’ll provide you with tips and tricks on how to maintain a varnished floor, so you can keep it looking like new.
The main cause of aging in a varnished floor is exposure to sunlight, water, and foot traffic. Over time, these factors can cause the varnish to become dull and fade, leading to the development of scratches, scuffs, and other forms of damage. In addition, spills and stains can penetrate the varnish and cause discoloration, and dirt and debris can become trapped in the pores of the floor, leading to dullness and a rough texture.
Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your varnished floor looking its best. This includes regular sweeping or vacuuming, spot cleaning spills and stains, and applying a fresh coat of varnish every few years. By following these simple steps, you can keep your varnished floor looking like new for years to come.
The first step in maintaining a varnished floor is to use a soft-bristle vacuum frequently. This will help remove any residue that could cause an abrasive effect on your varnished floor. By removing these particles, you’ll help prevent scratches and maintain the beauty of your floor.
In order to stabilize the movement of your wood strips, it’s important to maintain a relative humidity of 50% and a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. This will help keep your floor in the best possible condition for as long as possible. Make sure that your heating, fans, and air conditioning devices are functional to maintain a stable environment for your hardwood floor.
To maintain a varnished floor, it’s essential to use the right cleaning products. You can purchase these from big-box stores or specialized stores. Consult our supplier section to find the right maintenance product for your floor type. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations carefully and make sure to clean your floor thoroughly before using any cleaning products.
When maintaining a varnished floor, it’s important to avoid using damaging substances. For example, never use wax, household detergent, or oil-based soap, as these products will alter the protective vitreous layer of your floor and make cleaning more difficult. Additionally, water and vinegar mixtures should not be used for cleaning varnished floors, as the acid content in vinegar can cause damage to your hardwood.
Water can cause irreparable damage to your hardwood floor, so it’s important to protect it from water damage. One of the leading causes of water damage is placing a plant directly on your floor. To prevent this, we suggest placing mats or rugs in areas at risk of water damage. Additionally, protect exterior access points with rimmed mats, and avoid walking on your hardwood floor in high-heeled shoes, as the pressure from the heels can cause damage.
To prevent scratches and scuffs on your hardwood floor, glue felt to the legs of your furniture and chairs. Check the condition of the felts regularly and replace any damaged ones. Additionally, avoid sliding furniture or heavy objects across the floor, and cover or curtain areas that are overexposed to the sun, as prolonged exposure to intense light can alter the color of the wood.
Our extensive experience in the wood flooring industry has shown us that many people are unaware of how to maintain a varnished floor. At L’Artisan du Plancher Montreal, we believe that each of our customers should have access to a maintenance guide that would allow them to preserve their renovated floor as long as possible.
That is why we have developed a maintenance guide for your floors. It contains several recommendations that are essential for maintaining a healthy sealed floor. Please take a few minutes to consult our maintenance instructions below and follow them rigorously. You can also consult our maintenance guide for an oiled floor.
By following these maintenance steps, you’ll be able to maintain a varnished floor that looks as beautiful as the day it was installed. Remember to use a soft-bristle vacuum regularly, maintain relative humidity and temperature, clean with the right products, protect your floor from water damage, and prevent scratches and scuffs. If you have any questions or need additional information, please consult our maintenance guide for an oiled floor.
*To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in this document is accurate. As conditions and maintenance methods may vary, no guarantee is given on the recommendations or on the final result. It is the responsibility of the owner/user to verify the suitability of the methods and to ensure the proper preservation of the maintained areas.
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