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How to Care for Engineered Wood Flooring

How to Care for Engineered Wood Flooring

The importance of using suitable products to care for your engineered Oak floor cannot be over emphasised. This is particularly true for oiled finishes where the use of an appropriate wood soap enhances the protection and beauty of the product over time whilst inappropriate cleaners can at best make the engineered Oak look very dull and at worst gradually break down the oil which in turn leaves an otherwise highly durable product open to dirt ingress and staining.

Stone and Wood Shop recommends and sells Osmo products for cleaning and maintaining engineered Oak flooring.

Here are a few tips to help you care for your wooden floor:

  1. Always vacuum an engineered Oak floor before washing - this removes most of the dust and grit before you start.
  2. Use a flat bottomed mop rather than one of the 'stingy' items which tend to drizzle dirty water around- Osmo mops are perfect.
  3. Wring the mop out so it is just damp and not dripping wet. Neither solid or engineered Oak floor benefit from surplice moisture.
  4. Use two buckets when cleaning. Mop the soap mixture in one bucket onto the floor and rinse the mop in another bucket of clean water (or the kitchen sink) before putting it back in the soapy mix and continue.
  5. To protect your flooring from scratches - Fit self adhesive soft pads to table and chair legs to protect any engineered Oak floor from surface scratches and scrapes.

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