How to look after oiled wood floors?

How to clean and maintain your oiled wood floors?

Oiled wood floors are very popular in the UK, as it brings out the beauty of the wood, enhancing its natural character and warmth. Wood oil doesn’t give any direct protection against wear, but it does help to repel water. It’s a good idea to think about which rooms are suitable for oiled wood floors.

Dusting & cleaning oiled wood floors

Things to think about when you dust and clean your oiled wood floor:

Protecting your oiled floors is simple. By routinely cleaning, you remove dust and dirt before they scratch and dull the surface, or start to wear it away.

Always keep the amount of water you use to a minimum when cleaning your oiled wood floors. If you spill food or drinks, wipe it up immediately, to prevent any permanent damage or staining.

Sweep or vacuum-clean your oiled floors as often as needed. 

Do not use ”all-purpose” cleaners on your oiled floors as they tend to leave a dull residue You normally end up using too much water as well, which is damaging to your oiled floors.

Maintaining oiled wood floors

Things to think about when you maintain your oiled wood floor:

Use a special oil product for maintaining and protecting your oiled floors such as Bona’s specially-formulated Refresher for Oiled floors, to keep your floors looking great.

If you've laid an oiled floor in an area where there is a high risk of spilling water, like in a kitchen, apply Bona Oil Refresher to add a layer of protection, and increase the lifetime of your new floors.

The oil refresher can be applied as needed, but a few times a year is usually a good idea. Always make sure the wood floor is cleaned before re-applying.

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