Timber floors are hard floors that are made entirely of hardwood. It has been used as a floor by quite a few because of its reliability and its ever-so-attractive look. In addition, timber floors are quite affordable these days, unlike before, and there are quite a few reasons people have them.
Â Timber floors are easy to clean, unlike other floors, which are made of carpet. Also, a surprisingly unique thing about it becoming more beautiful as it ages. Now that you know about timber floors, it’s time to know how it is maintained and kept beautiful forever.
Polishing wooden floors have proven quite useful for boosting the reliability and beauty of timber floors. Polishing it makes the timber glow more, adding to its already existing good looks. It also makes the floor stronger, resistant to more damage and stains as the years pass, and can also protect from allergies in some cases. All in all, polishing is something wooden floor owners have to get done to make it last longer and save costs on repairing or replacing them.
What to do before polishing the floor?
Here are the things you have to make sure of before starting the process of polishing the timber floor.
- Move around all the existing furniture in the area of the floor you want polishing done. If there isn’t a person to help you with this, make sure you don’t stub your toes while doing the work.
- Vacuum clean the area of the floor you want polishing done. This is essential to do as the dust or debris accumulated in the area is going to stick while polishing if not removed. Also, make sure you don’t scratch the floor with the vacuum cleaner. This can be prevented by not using hard plastics in the area of contact.
- Find out what finishing the floor has. If it is a polyurethane floor, it can be cleaned with some amount of water. If it is shellac or lacquer, then you have to wax it from time to time.
- Clean the polyurethaned floor with a wet mop, and don’t let water accumulate in one place as it may damage the floor. A vacuum will be enough for shellac/lacquered ones.
- Make the floor shine with a microfiber cloth, move the microfiber cloth in a round motion.
Let’s get to polishing
Before you buy a polish, make sure it is safe for the kind of floor you have. If you have a polyurethane floor, then you can go with water-based wood polish. If it is not a polyurethane finish, then go for a wax-based polish.
Now that you have a polish for your floor, test it out on a small area where usually your floor mat goes. You can do so by spilling some polish on the floor and wiping it with a microfiber cloth. If you do not see any damage, then you can go ahead and do it for the entire floor. If you do see any decolorisation, then visit a professional near you.
Wiping the floors in a semi-circular pattern gives it a fully coated look. Coat the floors starting from the corners, then the center spaces.
After you are done applying the polish, it is time to wait for it to dry. For good measure, you can wait around 24 hours until you set foot in the region and wait another 24 hours until you move your furniture back into the spaces.
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