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How To Care For Oak flooring

Posted by Joseph Schaffarczyk on

Without doubt wooden floors are classic in their design and beautifully timeless, but another massive draw is that they will last for decades if cared for properly. Most types of wooden flooring are known for being extremely durable and hard wearing. Nevertheless, they will still need caring for and protecting from damage. Looking after any type of wooden floor can be made simple when you consider a few handy tips and pointers. Here we have accumulated a few tips to consider in terms of floor maintenance. Read on to find out more.

How to clean my wooden floor?

Cleaning your wooden floor is pretty simple. All you have to do is brush the surface of the floor with a soft bristle brush, we advise you to do this everyday to get rid of any small surface dirt or dust. In addition to this you can also vacuum wooden flooring but will need to ensure that you have the correct attachments for a wooden floor, it's certainly worth reading the manufacturer guide for this information.


Once your floor has been swept clean of dust and debris, you will then need to clean to remove any surface stains or markings. This needs to be done around week or fortnightly, or just when you visibly notice any surface stains. To clean your floor, we advise using a microfibre mop as well as a PH neutral cleaning spray. This will be work well but also be effective on your wooden floor without stripping or damaging it. Attempt to clean in the direction of the grain. You should not use a furniture polish, this is because it will leave a slippery residue. Moreover, never steam the floor either, this will penetrate the wood and cause damage over time.

Am I able to sand my wooden flooring?

Yes, you are able to sand wooden floor. In many ways this can assist in  reviving and refreshing your flooring while removing unwanted marks and stains. There are a few options available, but they depend upon what type of floor you have and for what purpose you want to refinish your floor. For example,

If your floor is lacquered, you may want to decrease the appearance of scratches, you can then lightly sand the surface and apply more lacquer, this kind of finish creates a fresh and revived wooden floor.


Here at Pro-Fit Mouldings we offer quality hardwood flooring for domestic and commercial clients across the UK. We are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of stylish hardwood flooring, you can count on us for high-quality wood flooring options that are suited to every home and interior. For more information about our services, visit our website.

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