AFTER YOU FLOOR HAS BEEN COATED, BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF SCRATCHING AND SCUFFING.
- Walking on the floor with socks or stockings - 24 hours
- Replacing furniture - 2-3 days (longer if possible)
- Damp mopping - 2-4 weeks
- Mats and Rugs - 3-4 weeks
When the floor is dry enough to walk on (normally 24 hours), open all the doors and windows to circulate the air. This is important to ensure proper curing of the coating.
TO MAKE SURE YOUR FLOOR IS KEPT IN GOOD CONDITION
- Place door mats outside all entrances and ideally a soft mat inside each entrance to help to remove sand, grit and small stones from shoes. When sand and grit is walked over the floor it is abrasive and acts like sandpaper and will damage the floor.
- If possible use mats in high traffic areas e.g. near the sink and /or oven and hot plates
- Use floor protectors (felt pads) on furniture legs
- Replace old floor protectors. They may contain grit and damage the floor
- Keep pet claws trimmed to minimise scratching
- Regularly sweep the floor with an antistatic mop to prevent the build-up of grit. Be careful with vacuum cleaner as the cleaner heads and bristles could scratch the floor.
- Remove all spills immediately and spot clean as required.
- To avoid direct sunlight and to reduce fading and discolouration of the coating use blinds and curtains.
- Wash the floor as required with a pH neutral cleaner designed for timber floors.
- Do not use too much water whilst mopping (damp mop only) as too much moisture can damage the timber
- Do not use polishes of house cleaners as they may damage the floor.
- Avoid dragging furniture over timber floors.
- Avoid walking on the floor with stilettos at these can dent the floor especially on soft timbers.
- To install a fridge use a trolley. Do not roll fridge across floor. Do not use blankets to move heavy fridges and furniture. Doing this my not scratch the floor but may indent the floor.